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robertmf
15-12-2013, 06:30
Hoping to eliminate car theft in Russia, traffic police have installed a new system of real-time camera surveillance that can send an alarm signal to police if a car deviates from one of its usual routes.

The system, called Spider Web (Pautina in Russian), is an analytical computer program that processes road traffic information from CCTV cameras.

The system has already been installed in three federal districts and in the city of Moscow.


-- RBTH article on CCTV (http://rbth.ru/science_and_tech/2013/12/13/russian_road_police_use_cctv_cameras_to_prevent_car_theft_32583.html)

TolkoRaz
15-12-2013, 10:37
This ANPR capability will be used more to police drivers than to assist drivers.

It will be monitoring traffic violations etc - vehicle owners will receive fines by post! ;)

It will be interesting to see how the system will be able read & capture Licence Plates when vehicles drive so close together on busy routes, and during the Wintry months, when most drivers choose not to clean the Licence Plates! ;)

robertmf
15-12-2013, 17:52
This ANPR capability will be used more to police drivers than to assist drivers.

It will be monitoring traffic violations etc - vehicle owners will receive fines by post! ;)

It will be interesting to see how the system will be able read & capture Licence Plates when vehicles drive so close together on busy routes, and during the Wintry months, when most drivers choose not to clean the Licence Plates! ;)

Here there are various road toll camera schemes. They seem to use an overhead camera. E-470 for example (https://www.expresstoll.com/HowE-470Works/Pages/HowE-470Works.aspx). Some wags pop open the trunk lid ... or leave the pickup truck tailgate down ... High $fines$ for "improper equipement" if caught ...

To pay tolls, the local system is EZ-Pass which is RFID/bluetooth recognition. You apply for an EZ-Pass debit account and get a RFID to stick on your windshield|windscreen. Tolls are deducted from your account automatically each time you go through a toll booth.

Traffic violation cameras are mostly for red light violations (http://www.howstuffworks.com/car-driving-safety/safety-regulatory-devices/red-light-camera.htm) that work on a road sensor and snap a picture; even at night by flash or infared


Seeing as many traffic light and speed cameras use infra-red to take a picture, they don't need a flash at all.

:7534: The first you (and many other people) will ever know, is when the Notice of Intended prosecution comes through your letter box...

robertmf
16-12-2013, 02:47
The Boston Police Department (BPD) has indefinitely halted its use of license plate readers (LPR) following an investigation published on Saturday into their use by the investigative journalism organization MuckRock and the Boston Globe (newspaper).

article (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2013/12/boston-police-indefinitely-suspends-license-plate-reader-program/)