Do you always pay attention to how you drive? Personally I do actually try to keep my speed in check, but there is always the local law enforcement to ensure we all drive safely and within the speed limit. If you live in Dubai, however, you will need to be a little more cautious whilst you are behind the wheel, as the local police are planning to start using Google Glass to search out bad drivers and find vehicles that have been reported stolen.
The Dubai Police Smart Services Department is testing the wearable tech to see just how practical it could be for traffic enforcement, Gulf News reports. General director of the Smart Services Department, Colonel Khalid Nasser Al Razooqi has showed off two unique applications his team has created for its police officers; “One will allow them to take photos of traffic violations from the Glass, which will go instantly into our system, and the other application helps identify wanted cars.”
To record an image with the device all you need to do is tap the side of the headset. Photos that are taken by officers will be sent to the system immediately, coupled with the time, location and date that the image was taken. If this technology is to be used to check for wanted or stolen vehicles, all an officer has to do is simply look at the license plate while wearing Google Glass. The tech will then cross-check the number plate with the list of vehicles in the traffic department’s database and then the officer will be alerted if the vehicle is listed as stolen.
Colonel Al Razooqi said, “We at Dubai Police always try to adopt what is new in the market and we like to stay up-to-date.” The Glass project, from Google, is definitely at the cutting edge of wearable technology, isn’t it?
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