Australia rolls out AI cameras to spot drivers using their phones

Australia rolls out AI cameras to spot drivers using their phones

The New South Wales government has began using the first cameras that can automatically detect when drivers are using their phones. The system uses AI to review photos for signs of phone use. There will be both fixed and trailer-mounted cameras on hand to spot distracted motorists. The NSW government estimates this could prevent 100 fatal and serious injury crashes in the space of five years.

RJ of Cthulhu
RJ of Cthulhu 4 months


..... 4 months

If it's only for this purpose I'm on board

Dave 4 months

The more a government cracks down on this, the more people will do to circumvent it, just to tell them to fuck off. Less stick, more carrot. Inform people of the dangers, if they keep doing it then no amount of draconian law will stop them. Like people who still refuse to wear a seatbelt, even getting a fake belt clip to stop the car making a noise and wear a shirt with a stripe so cops don't notice.

Michael Mantion
Michael Mantion 4 months

why don't the people just elect representatives that allow using the phone while driving. the first cell phone I had was a car phone. using the phone is the same as using the radio, eating, brushing your teeth, talking to your kids.... if you need artificial intelligence to identify people using the phone then it's clearly not an issue.

Shane 4 months

Where's the safeguard?

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