Dubai, with several startups and innovations, is also well-focused on security. The smart patrolling vehicle was exclusively launched in the UAE by W motors in collaboration with Dubai police as the most advanced vehicle in the world called Ghiath.
What makes Ghiath so special
The features and working ability of Ghiath cars describe the great study and the advancement of the technology included in it. The world’s first smart patrol vehicle includes:
- A 360-degree camera.
- Facial and license plate recognition technology.
- Eight exterior surveillance cameras to provide the best outcomes in stopping crime.
Ghiath: Smart Patrol Vehicle
According to local news media, Dubai’s crown prince, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum had given the name to this smart patrol police vehicle. The smart vehicle project was designed and engineered by Emirati carmaker W Motors in partnership with Dubai police.
The first purpose-built police vehicle, named Ghiath, meets Dubai police requirements with advanced technology. Ghiath was first officially publicized at the World Police Summit Exhibition in Dubai, UAE, at EXPO 2020, which took place between March 7 and 9, 2022.
The joint forces had launched the vehicle as a non-fungible asset. As per the local media report from July 24, 2022, nearly 23 million people worldwide were interested in getting those newly released smart patrolling vehicles.
Additionally, through social media platforms, Dubai police received almost 7,000 direct messages from participants to purchase the same. However, they analyzed that mostly UAE, Nigeria, Indian, US, and Saudi Arabia citizens were interested in the project.
Brigadier Khalid Nasser Al Razooqi, director of the General Department of Artificial Intelligence at the Dubai Police, stated, “All participants were contacted to confirm digital wallet addresses, and those who met the requirements were shortlisted in a raffle draw, of which 150 individuals won and received the Dubai Police digital assets for free.”
Around 150 people felt honored and became the proud owners of Dubai’s first smart patrolling vehicle that highlights free digital assets symbolizing “values of innovation, security and communication”. The police released the second edition of the collection of NFTs during GITEX 2022.
Al Razooqi added, “NFT is a unit of data stored on a type of digital ledger called a blockchain, and every NFT is a unique copy in itself, containing complete information about the date of creation and owner. NFT-related information documented on a blockchain cannot be falsified or copied.”
According to a local news media report on November 11, a total of 10 Ghiath vehicles are onboarded on the streets of Dubai, and almost 400 Ghiath cars are planned to be introduced in the next five years.
Moreover, the First Lt Engineer Zainal concluded that authorities plan to introduce 16 other Ghiath designs, including tricycle Ghiath, bicycle Ghiath, and others. However, project heads are looking for different versions of Ghiath, such as a rescue Ghiath, a SWAT Ghiath, and others.