Speed camera on trial in UK that looks into cars

A typical speed camera in London

A typical speed camera in London. Credit: Thomas Dutour/Shutterstock.com

The Redspeed Sentio camera is a new type of speed camera which uses AI technology.

The camera can be linked to the DVLA and police databases to check tax and insurance. But, it can also see inside your vehicle to find out if you are using your phone or you’re not wearing a seatbelt.

The camera can monitor six lanes and as it is solar powered it works day and night. Combined with other units it can also check speed.

The camera has been installed on the A23 in Lambeth, South London as a Transport for London trial before the devices are given home office approval. But critics have said the camera is no more than a “Big Brother cash machine.”

Brian Gregory who is from the Alliance of British Drivers said: “It is clear the hollow assurances the motoring public was given about speed cameras being used exclusively to prevent accidents was always a total sham. The objective is actually to maximise their revenue-generating potential.”

Lawyer Nick Freeman who specialises in motoring offences and is known as Mr Loophole, also said: “As drivers we are all becoming sitting ducks. This could just be a step too far.”

“It could help alleviate the lack of police on our roads. But we will always be missing something when we don’t have that human element.”

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Julia Cameron

Julia is an ex-pat writer from Brighton living in a small village close to the Andalucian town of Priego de Cordoba. When she's not working she enjoys reading, tracing her ancestry and swimming. She especially loves the summer when she can get down to the coast and chill on the beach.


    • Brian Evenden

      09 May 2023 • 18:25

      These actions are against the law ,speeding causes deaths and injury’s .
      Using a Mobile phone causes accidents ,death and injury’s
      Not wearing seat belts ,causes deaths and injury’s .
      Not being insured or taxed ,causes misery to others ,and higher costs .
      Why is it then ,people object to being caught breaking these laws .
      All they keep on saying ,that cameras are money making machines ,but in fact they make breaking the law ,less likely to happen . Also the fines go back Ito the economy,
      One way or another !

    • Ali

      11 May 2023 • 14:54

      Soon they will be able to smell if someone has f*rted and probably fine us for that. Global warming and all that crap. I’m sick to the teeth as most people in the know are. The ignorant were born that way and will die that way.

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