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Australia’s Eerie AI Cameras Can Tell If Drivers Are Using Their Phones
By Thanussha Priyah, 02 Dec 2019
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New South Wales has come up with mobile phone detection cameras to reduce the number of fatalities on the road by 30 percent over the next two years. The cameras are powered by artificial intelligence, and are built to review images and detect the illegal use of devices.
The Australian government aims to capture around 135 million vehicles yearly within four to five years using the AI-powered device. According to Transport for NSW, the world’s first mobile phone detection camera will run 24 hours, whether rain or shine.
When the detection systems begin, motorists will be issued warning letters for the first three months. Following which, penalties of A$344 for the standard fine and A$457 for school zone areas will be handed out. Drivers will also receive penalty points in both situations.
In New South Wales, it is legal to make or receive voice calls while driving but only through a hands-free device. However, video calling, using social media and photography are prohibited.
[via The Guardian, images via Shutterstock.com]
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