ASSET speed camera is the latest weapon to battle speeding

ASSET speed camera is the latest weapon to battle speeding

Have you ever felt ripped off because you got clipped by a speed camera and don’t even remember seeing it? Well in the future things could be much worse for those who don’t adhere to the law of the land because with the latest technology in speed cameras – big brother just got a bit bigger.

Over in Europe a new camera system known as the Advanced Safety and Driver Support for Essential Road Transport, or ASSET, is getting traction. What it is, is a camera system that captures a lot more information beyond your speed and the characters on your license plate. The ASSET system knows if you are wearing your seat belt or driving too fast for current road conditions and it can check the status of your insurance and can even note if you are following too closely to the vehicle in front of you.

It’s taken years of development, but now the system is being unleashed on the poor people of Finland. Luckily it’s an expensive beast and with an approximate cost of $80,000 USD per unit, it probably won’t be coming down here anytime soon. Currently, the ASSET setup has to be attached to a trailer hitch and is moved into whatever location required. However, the system will soon be made small enough to fit directly into police vehicles. Just a little something to look forward to in the future.

Have you ever felt ripped off because you got clipped by a speed camera and don’t even remember seeing it? Well in the future things could be much worse for those who don’t adhere to the law of the land because with the latest technology in speed cameras – big brother just got a bit bigger.

Over in Europe a new camera system known as the Advanced Safety and Driver Support for Essential Road Transport, or ASSET, is getting traction. What it is, is a camera system that captures a lot more information beyond your speed and the characters on your license plate. The ASSET system knows if you are wearing your seat belt or driving too fast for current road conditions and it can check the status of your insurance and can even note if you are following too closely to the vehicle in front of you.

It’s taken years of development, but now the system is being unleashed on the poor people of Finland. Luckily it’s an expensive beast and with an approximate cost of $80,000 USD per unit, it probably won’t be coming down here anytime soon. Currently, the ASSET setup has to be attached to a trailer hitch and is moved into whatever location required. However, the system will soon be made small enough to fit directly into police vehicles. Just a little something to look forward to in the future.

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