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IBM to help UAE automatically punish drivers

Friday, January 06, 2006

InformationWeek reports that IBM has announced a deal with United Arab Emirates in which it would provide speed tracking devices that will automatically warn violators of traffic laws:
'The telematics device will use multiple microprocessors based on IBM's Power Architecture, and will have the capability to monitor the speed of the vehicle and send out a warning if the car surpasses the posted speed limit.'
GeekCoffee goes on to report that tickets will be issued automatically to violators who ignore the warnings.
If the voice warning is ignored, the system would use a GSM/GPRS link to beam the car's speed, identity and location to the police so that a ticket could be issued.
Pretty damn scary especially for me....

12:33 AM :: ::
2 Comments:
  • If its a software it can b hacked.

    and if ur gonna say somthing bout it cant be hacked look at the computer industry trying to stop piracy what happened they closed napster out came kazaa, Sony said unhackable look at the PS2.

    need more examples

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:44 PM  
  • It will mostly be an hardware component linked to the Engine Immobolizers or something.

    Should not be that easy to circumvent.

    Even if you do get past it..... what if a cop pulls you over and notices it mishap; you get fined massively with car impound risks ?

    By Blogger Vikram, at 10:43 PM  
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