Be careful everyone; Big Brother may soon be watching. Over the past week or so, we have brought forth a couple of articles based solely upon speeding . One of those articles highlighted the use of speed cameras and the population’s attempt to rid themselves of those electrical snitches . This particular situation, we have to say, is worse. Turns out, PIPS Technology Ltd, an American-owned company with a base in Hampshire, has decided that it could use technology to its advantage and create the SpeedSpike system. This system can calculate how fast someone is traveling in their vehicle from space. Yes, space. Apparently, this system combines number plate reading technology with a global positioning satellite receiver. What this combination means is the satellite can read your license plate at one point and then read it again at a point further down the road. This system of reading a driver’s license plate at two different locations allows for a calculation of speed. It is currently being tested by the Home Office in Southwark, London and the A374 between Antony and Torpoint in Cornwall.
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