Friday, May 14, 2004

NY Times: In a Road That's All Eyes, the Driver Finds an Ally

5/13/04 by Ian Austen
"Now, after perfecting illuminated markers that are embedded in the road surface to guide motorists through bad weather or warn of dangerous conditions, Mr. Dicks's company, Astucia Traffic Management Systems, is going a step further. Its latest creation is an embedded stud equipped with a camera that catches speeders, monitors traffic for criminals or stolen cars and even checks for bald tires on the fly."
Neat miniturization of technology. Generally, though, the Brits are much more accepting of government-run spy cameras in public places than Americans are. The illuminated markers would be very helpful in northern Florida where there are thunderstorms every afternoon.

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