Abu Dhabi's New 'Robocop' Car Scans Drivers' Faces At 245 MPH

Jul 08, 2015 03:59 PM EDT | John Nassivera


Abu Dhabi's police department is looking to catch speeding drivers with a car that will remind you of the '80s classic film "Robocop."

The $3.4 million hypercar, called the Lykan Hypersport, is capable of reading numberplates and scanning drivers' faces at high speed thanks to its collection of high-tech cameras, according to the Daily Mail. Its vehicle-mounted system lets it scan license plates within 180 degrees.

W Motors, the Dubai-based car company that created the Lykan Hypersport, also designed the vehicle to collect GPS data and send it to cops and traffic control centers, communicate with the firm's Safe Tower system and other fixed enforcement units, and provide "black list" functions for wanted vehicles through the police network.

The vehicle's 3.7-liter twin-turbo flat-six engine provides 740 horespower, The Mirror reported. The new police car can travel up to 245 miles per hour and can reach 62mph in 2.6 seconds.

W Motors is already billing the Lykan Hypersport, which made in appearance in "Furious 7," as the first Middle Eastern supercar.

Ekin, the company responsible for the Lykan Hypersport's cameras, said that its system is the only one that can measure a vehicle's speed in fixed and moving positions, adding that it can measure both at the same time, the Daily Mail reported.

"The possibilities of smart traffic and transport systems and solutions are endless and the UAE, as one of the countries, which see these possibilities, has already begun working hard on its strategies to enhance traffic systems, by improving the flow, safety, operations and maintenance of surface transportation," said Akif Ekin, founder and chairman of Ekin. "We are currently implementing the Smart Traffic Center Project, which integrates all the sub systems of Abu Dhabi, and is part of this vision."

The Lykan Hypersport joins the Chevrolet Camaro and Nissan GT-R in Abu Dhabi's fleet of police cars.

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