New Police Car Computers Actually Very, Very Old

from the sorry-about-that... dept

We’ve had stories about poorly designed police cruiser computers and police car computers that get spam, but down in Australia the problem with the cruiser computers seems to simply be that they’re old. The police in Victoria apparently planned to update their in-car computers in 2000, and put out the bids and set up all the contracts. However, thanks to various delays, the computer systems weren’t actually ready to be installed until now. So, showing up about five years late are the very same, completely obsolete cruiser computers that had been ordered at the turn of the century. Depending on what the computers are being used for, this might not be a huge problem, but you have to wonder if they’re still paying 2000 prices for these junkyard computers.

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