Dubai Police and COM-IoT Technologies Sign MoU to Cooperate on Advanced Traffic Safety Technology Development

Both parties will collaborate to build traffic safety solutions enhanced with an artificial intelligence toolkit

DUBAI, December 7, 2017 – The Dubai Police signed a memorandum of understanding with COM-IoT Technologies last week, the Dubai-based startup developing artificial intelligence-based smart city solutions, concerning the building of intelligent traffic safety machines. The event was the culmination of COM-IoT Technologies’ participation in the nine-week Dubai Future Accelerators third cohort which began in October.

The memorandum signifies both parties’ intention to work together to build AI-based traffic safety technology. During the pilot program, COM-IoT Technologies will provide Dubai Police with its proprietary hardware to be fitted both inside police cars and on specific roadsides across Dubai to enable machine learning-enhanced traffic violation detection.

The connected, intelligent systems are designed to increase the efficiency and accuracy of traffic violation detection and to reduce law enforcement response time through autonomous, real-time communication with control centers. The understanding highlights COM-IoT Technologies’ commitment to helping the UAE realize its goal to reduce road fatalities to 2.5 for every 100,000 people.

On the occasion of the signing, Khalfan Belhoul, CEO of Dubai Future Accelerators commented, “The Accelerators program is committed to providing an optimized platform that facilitates cooperation and fosters strong partnerships between participating companies and government entities.

“The MoU between COM-IoT and Dubai Police underlines DFA’s pioneering position in terms of embracing challenges and transforming them into solutions for the benefit of society. It also reflects the program’s commitment to the UAE leadership’s directives to support innovation and attract the brightest minds to work together and shape a better future.”

On the sidelines of the signing ceremony, Mohamed Sadek, Founder of COM-IoT Technologies said, “This MoU symbolizes our and the Dubai Police’s deep enthusiasm for the potential of the artificial intelligence toolkit to transform traffic safety and the security of our communities. We are thrilled to be continuing to work diligently with the Dubai Police to make our shared vision a reality.”

Dubai Police will work closely with COM-IoT Technologies sharing ideas, knowledge, information and technologies over a designated period to prepare the technology, ensuring the outlined objectives are met.


COM-IoT Technologies Selected to Participate in Dubai Future Accelerators Program

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince DUBAI, October 5, 2017 – COM-IoT Technologies, the Dubai-based traffic safety and smart city solutions provider utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies today announced its participation in the third cohort of the Dubai Future Accelerators program.

The Dubai Future Accelerators, launched in 2016 by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed, Ruler of Dubai, is an intensive nine-week program that brings companies and startups employing cutting-edge technologies together with government municipalities to develop future-ready solutions at a city-wide scale.

Over the course of the program, COM-IoT Technologies will be cooperating with Dubai Police to customize and optimize its two primary traffic safety solutions, Plug & Play Patrol and HORUS, and demonstrate their efficacy at city scale. The solutions utilize AI and machine learning to reduce automotive collisions, damage to property and fatalities on the road, supporting the ambitions of the recently announced UAE traffic law.

Commenting on the news, Mohamed Sadek, Founder of COM-IoT Technologies, said, “We are delighted to have been selected to participate in the third cohort of the Dubai Future Accelerators, a unique state sponsored initiative that is catalyzing future technologies, where we will collaborate with the esteemed Dubai Police and leading government minds to bring about transformative positive change.”

Khalfan Belhoul, CEO of Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA), said: “The Dubai Future Accelerators is a groundbreaking initiative that brings government bodies together with the private sector to develop bold solutions that capitalize on Fourth-Industrial-Revolution technologies to upgrade practices and improve people’s lives. Safety and security is a major area of focus for us and, with that in mind, we are very optimistic that pairing COM-IoT, with its insight into traffic safety solutions and smart technologies, with Dubai Police, will have wide-reaching positive effects that benefit society at large.”

Colonel Mohammed Karam, Director of Traffic Technologies, Dubai Police commented, “We are happy to partner with COM-IoT Technologies as part of the 3rd cohort of Dubai Future Accelerators and are looking forward to working together.”

About the Dubai Future Accelerators

Dubai Future Accelerators was launched in 2016 by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and the Chairman of Dubai Future Foundation under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai.

It’s a unique program for cutting-edge entrepreneurs, in partnership with the government of Dubai, to use the city as a living testbed for creating solutions to the global challenges of tomorrow. Their mission is to imagine, design and create the future by facilitating partnerships between forward-thinking entrepreneurs and the government using the city of Dubai as a living testbed. Dubai Future Accelerators is run by Dubai Future Foundation whose mission is to play a pivotal role in shaping the future of strategic sectors in cooperation with Dubai government and private sector entities.