Getting caught by a speed or red light camera is never fun. And now it may be less fun for more drivers – a new speed camera is on the horizon that can capture multiple vehicles across multiple lanes of traffic.
Peak Gains Systems' latest product is the CORDON multi-target Photo Radar System. The company's latest and greatest speed camera has the ability to monitor up to 32 vehicles across four lanes of traffic, regardless if they're moving towards or away from the camera. It captures a wide-angle image to capture multiple targets, records license plates and vehicle speeds, and saves a close-up image of the offending vehicle and its license plate. Vehicles traveling below the posted speed are tagged with a green mark; vehicles in appropriate speed ranges receive a yellow mark; and vehicles above appropriate range are flagged in red.
The CORDON isn't objectionably large, and can be mounted on any stable object including overhead signs or a construction sign trailer or speed trailer. It can also determine bus and taxi lane violations through license plate recognition. It includes GPS/GLONNAS navigation to record location of violations. Data is stored on an encrypted SD card and can be streamed live to law enforcement officers.
The device goes on sale in the U.S. in 2012. Not all municipalities use speed cameras and some that do can only issue a ticket if the driver’s face can clearly be seen – something the CORDON doesn’t try to do in the demo video below. Still, for those afraid of Big Brother’s automated speed traps, seeing the CORDON in action may drive your paranoia to a new level.
Source: The Consumerist, Peak Gain Systems Inc, YouTube