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Sun Dec 1, 2019, 09:34 PM

'World first' cell phone detection cameras rolled out in Australia

Source: CNN

'World first' cell phone detection cameras rolled out in Australia

By Amy Woodyatt, CNN
Updated 0102 GMT (0902 HKT) December 2, 2019

(CNN) The Australian state of New South Wales rolled out "high definition detection cameras" on Sunday, designed to catch drivers using cell phones behind the wheel.

Andrew Constance, New South Wales' minister for roads, said the "world-first" technology would target illegal cell phone use through "fixed and mobile trailer-mounted cameras."

The cameras will use artificial intelligence to review images and detect illegal use of cell phones, according to Transport for NSW.

Images identified as being likely to contain a driver illegally using a call phone will then be verified by authorized personnel, authorities said, noting that images captured by the system would be "securely stored and managed."

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Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/12/01/australia/cell-phone-detection-camera-australia-intl-scli/index.html

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Sun Dec 1, 2019, 09:57 PM

1. Interesting.

Will be curious to see the results.

I've wondered if car makers couldn't install a jamming device to block cell signals from entering or leaving the area of the driver's seat while the vehicle is moving.

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Sun Dec 1, 2019, 10:13 PM

2. Aside from jamming being illegal (at least in the U.S.), there's no practical way

to jam the driver without also getting non-driving passengers.

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