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UK Cameras To Count Your Passengers

from the don't-violate-the-HOV-lane dept

Remember all the controversy over speed cameras that tended to make spectacularly amusing mistakes? Well, that hasn’t stopped the UK from trying to move forward with special infrared cameras designed to do even more advanced things, such as counting the number of passengers in your car to prevent cheaters from using the carpool/HOV lanes. The researchers working on the technology claim that it can distinguish between a human and other non-human passenger items such as a mannequin or a large dog. Of course, it’s not as imaginative as the CarpoolCheats.org folks, who went around snapping pictures of people cheating their way in the carpool lane, but that site’s been shut down by angry carpool cheaters, unfortunately.

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