On Sun, Jul 11, 2004 at 10:39:18AM +0200, Amir Herzberg wrote: > So I think this observation about EZ Pass is probably true, but for some > time ago; with current technology, reading license plates is possible > (which, I guess, has some alarming privacy implications...).
While Toll Collect (the german system) isn't yet operational, the license plate realtime OCR part is. It does read license plates in realtime via video from overhead bridges, no slowing down necessary. The police is very interested to keep that part of the infrastructure operational, for obvious reasons. Currently, all non-truck license plates are discarded, but it's clear enough theres demand for realtime tracing of select and movement profiles for the masses, for data mining. -- Eugen* Leitl <a href="http://leitl.org">leitl</a> ______________________________________________________________ ICBM: 48.07078, 11.61144 http://www.leitl.org 8B29F6BE: 099D 78BA 2FD3 B014 B08A 7779 75B0 2443 8B29 F6BE http://moleculardevices.org http://nanomachines.net
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