Sunday September 11, 2011

'Find My Car' App Can Also Catch Crooks

An Australian retail management company is putting an older technology to work with new uses. Westfield Management has installed automobile license plate readers in the shopping centers to help customers locate their cars on multi-level parking decks. The cameras work in conjunction with an iPhone app to locate cars, provide store information and can also report parking availability at the mall before leaving the house. If this catches on, expect to see this coming to a mall near you.

Westfield's new app means you'll never lose your car in the shopping centre again - and police now have at their fingertips technology to track down stolen and unregistered vehicles.