UAE police patrol cars will now scan your face​​​​​​​​… from a distance

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By Joseph George  www.emirates247.com

Criminals beware, a new system is being tested in the UAE that will enable a moving patrol car to recognise the presence of a wanted person across the street through face recognition software.

At the recently concluded Gitex Technology Week 2015 the Ministry of Interior displayed a new high resolution camera and scanner that can automatically scan and alert the authorities about the presence of a wanted car or a suspect. (Supplied)
At the recently concluded Gitex Technology Week 2015 the Ministry of Interior displayed a new high resolution camera and scanner that can automatically scan and alert the authorities about the presence of a wanted car or a suspect. (Supplied)

The recently concluded Gitex Technology Week 2015 saw the Ministry of Interior display a new high-resolution camera and scanner that can automatically scan and alert the authorities about the presence of a wanted car or a suspect.

The camera is capable of automatically recognising the number plate of a moving vehicle or the face of a bystander or a pedestrian, and scan through the entire database of those wanted and immediately alert the police officer.

Speaking to Emirates 24|7, Lt. Colonel Faisal Mohammed Al Shimmari, Executive Director of the MoI’s Smart Government Programme, said the idea is to make the UAE the safest country in the world. The current technology, he said, is proof of concept and is currently being tested to improve its features. More info and photos

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