It has been reported by Reuters that Dubai police plan to issue Google Glass hands-free eyewear to detectives to help them fight crime using facial recognition technology.
A spokesman confirmed to Reuters that software developed by Dubai police would enable a connection between the wearer and a database of wanted people. Once the device “recognised” a suspect based on a face print, it would alert the officer wearing the gadget.
It’s understood that in the first phase, Google Glass would be used to combat traffic violations and track vehicles suspected of involvement in motoring offences. A second phase would see the technology rolled out to detectives, the spokesman said.