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Hours ago in a city not too far away, hoverbikes became a reality


image © FinancialExpress.comYou can file this one under “totally freaking cool”: Dubai’s sheriff is getting new horse. And this one hovers.

Dubai (if you haven’t heard) is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world and houses some of the wealthiest people on earth. It’s a town of firsts; from man-made archipelagos to tallest buildings, Dubai is an innovation hot-bed. And soon you will be able to add to the list the world’s first fully-functional hoverbike.

The Dubai police-force already turns heads with its line-up of spectacular cruisers. But with this addition, heads will have to turn upward. As an attempt to counter the growing traffic concerns in such a fast-paced metropolis, every driver’s greatest fantasy is close to becoming a reality (imagine your morning commute if you could float effortlessly over gridlock!). With the hoverbike, officers can reach emergency situations regardless of pesky complications like construction or traffic.

Of course, as with any innovation, there are other hoverbikes out there. But most of the prototype bikes are extremely dangerous to operate. The US military has had their eyes on something similar, as well, but it seems Dubai’s PD might beat out the clock with the Scorpion 3 model from Hoversurf. No release date for when this fleet will deploy has been offered as of yet. So Ewoks everywhere can rest easy for another day.

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