Look up at the sky: UK testing speed cameras that uses satellites

Thank God that we don’t live in the UK because if we did, we’d have to move after learning this. The Home Office of UK is testing a new type of speed camera that uses satellites to catch cars that are breaking the speed limit.

Known as ‘SpeedSpike,’ the system calculates the average speed between any two points in the network and is believed to cover a network of residential streets to enforce speed limits around schools. The system is expected to allow the law enforcement to focus their priorities elsewhere.

The system has been developed by PIPS Technology Ltd., an American-owned company. The company says that the camera can capture license plate numbers in “all weather conditions, 24 hours a day.”

We’re guessing someone somewhere in the UK will speak out about this.

– By: Kap Shah

Source: Telegraph (via KickingTires)