Tuesday, April 6, 2010

University of Illinois Police Testing Cameras That Scan License Plates

The University of Illinois Police in Urbana, Illinois are testing in car cameras in their squad cars that automatically scan the license plate of the vehicles that pass squad cars and check to see if the cars have been reported stolen, the owner of the car is wanted by the police or if the license of the driver has been suspended.  If the computer finds a problem, the computer beeps inside the squad car and then the officer can act on the warning.  The officer would then verify the information against a database and decide whether he should act.

This is the first such system we have heard of.

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