O-R3 autonomous vehicle in Dubai

O-R3-autonomous-vehicle 250Small autonomous police vehicles linked with drones and facial-recognition technology will begin patrolling the streets of Dubai by the end of the year.

Named the O-R3, the autonomous vehicle can also be controlled by remotely and can deploy the drone at any time.

The O-R3 has thermal imaging, facial and license plate recognition and stereo photography and can detect anomalies, avoid obstacles, and self-charges when its energy is running flat.

Through sensor fusion technology, O-R3 intelligently crunches huge chunks of data at high speed that gives it acute scene understanding, for performance of human-like actions such as obstacle avoidance and anomaly detection, and machine efficacy.

Identifying specific movements and detecting behaviours and anomalies will be a major component of future traffic  information collection and analysis which will identify real life situations and incident detection.

Already this type of technology has been developed that can recognise adverse behaviour including people under the influence of drugs or alcohol on railway stations.  This can lead to intervention before an incident escalates or a dangerous action such as stumbling near a rail line, is reached.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto