Dubai Police Are Training Officers to Fly Hoverbikes | Virtual Reality
The company behind the hoverbikes is California-based startup Hoversurf. Its FAA-approved Hoverbike is essentially a cross between a motorcycle and quadcopter, with a capped max speed of just over 70 km/h (43.5 mph).
You can pre-order one yourself for just $150,000. But as you’d imagine, budgets aren’t tight in Dubai.
“[Dubai Police are] going to let us know in the next month or two if they’d like any more … If they would like 30 or 40, we’ll make it happen for them,” Hoversurf chief operating officer Joseph Segura-Conn tells CNN.
While the hoverbikes look pretty fun, their range is still pretty limited, with a flight time of only 10 to 25 minutes. We have yet to see how a such a futuristic mode of transportation could actually be helpful for law enforcement in the real world.
But hey, we’re not going to stand in the way of the future. It looks freakin’ awesome.