The Dubai police's new radar detector is a dumpster in disguise

Published March 31st, 2016 - 01:28 GMT
From far away, it looks like a dumpster. But take a closer look... (photo: Twitter/@al3amri_HaithM)
From far away, it looks like a dumpster. But take a closer look... (photo: Twitter/@al3amri_HaithM)

We already knew that Dubai was planning to introduce robocops to police the city's streets, but we didn't realize it would look quite like this. 

Police in Dubai are using this dumpster-shaped radar detector to nab speeding motorists:

The garbage-bin-shaped machine can see how fast you're driving from 150 kilometers (93 miles) away, a Dubai police police official told The Khaleej Times, an English-language UAE newspaper.

The contraption can also detect whether motorists are wearing their seatbelts or illegally using their phones while driving, the official said. 

But the clever disguise is likely soon be recognized by Dubai drivers for what it is. "Beware of the new radar in Alquds street by Dubai airport behind the trees," tweeted one motorist alongside a photo of the radar detector: 

 

Many others have followed suit.  

Written by HS


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