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This camera detects whether you are on the phone at the wheel

Since this Sunday, motorists in the Australian state of New South Wales, an additional risk, if you pull out on the control your phone. New cameras can detect whether someone is on the phone while driving or writes messages. According to the competent authority, Transport for NSW is the world's first such technology.

The cameras with infrared flash work day and night, therefore, and in any weather. They are installed fixed, but also mobile on car trailers used. Are evaluated the high-resolution images by using artificial intelligence. If the System detects a possible violation of the rules, check the images of people.

With the mobile phone at the wheel, caught in the act: the inclusion of a new camera in New South Wales. Photo: Transport for NSW,

Furthermore, it allows to make phone calls via hands-free system, where the hands remain free. Illegal video calls, the use of Social Media and the Photography. In the first three months, drivers who are caught receive a written warning. Then there are buses of the equivalent of up to 310 Swiss francs, as well as penalty points, which result from a certain number to the licence.

The authorities want to reduce the number of fatalities on the roads thanks to the new technology two years within a third. Paul Toole, the Minister of transport for News South Wales, not expected that by 2023, approximately 135 million cars per year can be controlled. During the pilot project from January to April of 100'000, drivers with the cell phone were caught on the control.

concerns about data protection sweep aside the authorities. "As with other programs for traffic monitoring cameras, there are strict controls to ensure that the System's captured images will be securely stored and managed," writes Transport for NSW.

survey

using a mobile phone at the wheel Should be monitored in Switzerland, stronger?

Yes, it makes the streets safer.
no, we are controlled enough.

Yes, it makes the streets safer.

85.5%

no, we are controlled enough.

14.5%

543 votes

Yes, it makes the streets safer.

85.5%

no, we are controlled enough.

14.5%

543 votes


distraction and inattention are the second most common cause of traffic accidents in Switzerland, in the case of serious accidents, even the most common. Collisions with each year, around 1030 severely injured and 60 Killed are due to the fact. A survey carried out by the Allianz insurance shows that almost half of the handlebar is in need of interior and the driver on Swiss roads, the mobile phone at the wheel.

According to the TCS, the reaction time when making a Call or Writing a SMS to 30 to 50 percent. And the advice centre for the prevention of accidents warns that cell phone use increases the accident risk by a factor of 3.6. Still greater is the danger is only when the motorist is reaching for objects.

in Switzerland, the use of mobile phones at the wheel is a criminal offence: Who's on the phone while driving without a hands-free, with a fine of 100 Swiss francs fined. Depending on the case, the phone Calls or the Use of electronic devices such as the Navi can even lead to the withdrawal of the driving licence or a custodial sentence.

Created: 02.12.2019, 13:55 PM

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