Tuesday April 28, 2015

Automated Vehicle Occupancy Detection Knows Exactly Who's in Your Car

I had no idea so much effort was put into catching people improperly using the car pool lane. If only they had a system like this that caught politicians wasting tax payer money on stupid programs like this.

For years, government agencies have chased technologies that would make it easier to ensure that vehicles in carpool lanes are actually carrying multiple passengers. Perhaps the only reason these systems haven’t garnered much attention is that they haven’t been particularly effective or accurate, as UC Berkeley researchers noted in a 2011 report. Now, an agency in San Diego, Calif. believes it may have found the answer: the Automated Vehicle Passenger Detection system developed by Xerox.