With the continuous advancement of autonomous cars, self-driving polic vehicles may soon hit the road. That might happen soon after Brigade, an autonomous police motorcycle concept created by Canadian industrial designer Eduardo Arndt was recently revealed.
The Brigade is fitted with an array of cameras, sensors, projectors, and speakers that enables the motorcycle to issue tickets for minor offenses. It also has a built-in gyroscope, which keeps it upright.
Equipped with a red light camera and a meter maid, it can silently patrol the streets, look for expired registrations and illegally parked cars. It would then provide a timestamped video evidence to the municipal court and email the offender a citation.
Meanwhile, for traffic violation like speeding, the Brigade would not need to stop. It only needs to flash its light and release an audio message. If the driver decides to overlook this warning however, the driverless motorcycle would then proceed to follow the offender and alert the nearby police officers at the same time.
In addition, Arndt claims that since each unit now holds the task of patrolling for low-level offenders, policemen are now free to do other important tasks such as investigating violent crimes and keeping the streets safe for the public.
There is no word yet as to when Arndt plans to introduce the autonomous concept to law enforcement for testing and mass production.