Wednesday , 24 July 2019

Dubai Police and Al-Futtaim Motors launch world’s first “Innovation Lab”


Toyota Coaster bus will bring better interaction between residents and Dubai Police

As part of the company’s commitment toward the community, and in-line with the UAE government’s ‘UAE Vision 2021’ and ‘Dubai Plan 2021’ initiatives, Al-Futtaim Motors , exclusive distributor of Toyota in the UAE, joined forces with the Dubai Police to launch the world’s first “Innovation Lab” at the Dubai Police General HQ, aimed at ensuring closer interaction between the Police force and the community at large, using a specially modified Toyota Coaster bus.

The Toyota Coaster bus will be equipped with tablets to record ideas, suggestions and complaints from UAE residents in an effort to better serve the citizens of the city and encourage better cooperation with the Dubai Police .

“The ‘Innovation Lab’ offers a platform that encourages bright and creative minds to develop solutions to societal issues by increasing productivity and reducing cost, in turn adding value and increasing customer satisfaction. The ‘Innovation Lab’ provides an opportunity to people from all walks of life to adopt creative thinking, using a simple-to-use platform than enables the exchange of ideas and information within the organization and with the public at large,” said Major General Khamis Mattar Al Mazeina, Commander-In-Chief of Dubai Police .

Al-Futtaim Motors has been part of the fabric of the nation for almost six decades, and we are honoured to be the partner of choice for Dubai Police in this creative initiative. Both entities have a shared objective of the betterment of society through innovative mobility solutions, and the ‘Innovation Lab’ is a world-first that will allow Dubai Police to be closer to Dubai residents by providing them with the best platforms to make their opinions and ideas heard,” said Jon Williams, Managing Director, Al-Futtaim Motors .

“This ‘Innovation Lab’ is truly a spectacular initiative that will assist Dubai Police in their endeavours by allowing them to reach out to larger numbers of the community to engage and work together in creating a safer society and more responsible community.”

Elham Younis Ahli, Director of the Innovation Centre at Dubai Police , said: ” Al-Futtaim Motors has been a truly supportive partner in this initiative, providing us with a fa highly customized Toyota Coaster bus, with a further expansion of our fleet planned in the future. We appreciate and value the efforts of Al-Futtaim Motors as our creative partner, and their ability to transform new ideas into reality that will stand out around the world.”

Other modifications include seven swivel-capable seats with power outlets and tables that make them suitable for meetings, one large plasma screen for presentation and video displays, and a refreshmentscorner equipped with a coffee machine to serve visitors. The luxurious fit and finish, including colour-themed interior for the Dubai Police , was made to order using premium leather and wood finish.

All modifications were made by Al-Futtaim Motors ‘ long term partners, NSV, whose excellent technical expertise, skills and precision played an important part in the success of this project.

“We worked closely with Dubai Police to provide an all-in-one proposition that will cater to the needs of stakeholders, both within the Police Force and externally, by adopting a holistic approach to creative thinking and providing the tools to innovate,” said Mr. Yousuf Ali Al Raeesi, General Manager, Government Relations, Health Security, Safety and Environment at Al-Futtaim Motors .

Over the past ten years, Dubai Police has provided the knowledge resources required to develop innovative thinking via the Innovation Centre,developing an infrastructure and a complete system that adopts international standards for the benefit of the community.

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