As all technology advances, so does the manner that devices can be put to good use by helping others, and, in the case of some, saving lives.
Meet Traffic Eye from Tradesegur, one of 70 new devices already installed around the Spanish road network, having their big test switch on only last month, and the first wave of an order of 200 such devices which will go live this year.
Currently under test, the system will go line on 1st of June and start to report violations recorded by the cameras. TrafficEye and its cousin MultiRadar C, offer the most advanced technologies that are currently available for monitoring traffic, which not only check and report speeding motorists, but also other safety critical traffic violations such as not wearing a seat belt, children and animals not properly restrained, using a mobile phone or electrical device whilst driving, and checking with the established databases to see if your vehicle is correctly insured. Prior to these devices, only Pegasus equipped helicopters could monitor the roads so closely.
Now, thanks to TrafficEye, the roads can be monitored around the clock because these devices also work at night. Although there are a number of drivers who see these devices as nothing more than a cash machine, they only actually check for violations, as already mentioned, which are safety critical. They don´t report on less serious offences, only those who are putting lives, sometimes their own and sometimes others, at risk.
Of course for those drivers who are still not convinced and still believe that these devices are designed for making money, the simple solution for saving your cash is to drive responsibly and safely, but also remember that it could be your life that´s saved.