Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Super spy technology is now watching -you-.

GPS enabled cameras that can read license plates will be used by British police to run speed traps, of all things. Because you know, photo-radar is just so last century.

From the article:

The Home Office is testing the cameras at two sites, one in Southwark, London, and the other A374 between Antony and Torpoint in Cornwall.

The `SpeedSpike' system, which calculates average speed between any two points in the network, has been developed by PIPS Technology Ltd, an American-owned company with a base in Hampshire.

Details of the trials are contained in a House of Commons report. The company said in its evidence that the cameras enabled "number plate capture in all weather conditions, 24 hours a day". It also referred to the system's "low cost" and ease of installation.


I have two questions.
First, how long before the James Bond revolving license plate holder becomes the number one street racer speed mod?
Second, how long before everyone in Britain gets RFID chipped like a basset hound and bar coded across the forehead?

The Photogenic Phantom

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