Audio Sources - Full Text Articles

AI cameras are being set up on highways to catch drivers who throw trash out of their car windows

Listen to this article
Cars queuing at the port of Dover in the UKCameras aim to catch drivers who are littering and automatically send images to enforcement officers.

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

  • AI cameras are being set up on UK highways to stop drivers from throwing trash, per The Metro.
  • The cameras will automatically send the images to enforcers.
  • One campaign group told the Telegraph the plan was “another meaningless partnership.” 

AI cameras are being set up on some UK highways to stop drivers from throwing trash out of their car windows.

The AI-powered cameras will be installed in British lay-bys in the coming weeks in an attempt to catch drivers who litter, the Metro reported. Offenders could be fined up to £100, or $126, by East Hampshire county council, according to the news outlet. 

The initiative is being run as part of a National Highways trial.

The cameras would be able to automatically send the images to enforcers, meaning officers would no longer have to look through hours of CCTV footage, per the Metro.

The cameras will initially be rolled out in the South East of England, The Telegraph reported.

Representatives for the National Highways did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment. 

There has been increasing concern over littering on the country’s motorways. The Clean Up Britain campaign group said in February that it would pursue legal action against the National Highways body if the litter situation didn’t improve.

John Read, Clean Up Britain’s founder, told The Telegraph the latest approach was another “meaningless partnership” that sounded good but “always delivered no results.”

AI cameras are already being used to monitor other aspects of driving

In February, an Amazon driver shared how the company’s AI camera system is used to monitor drivers during delivery shifts. The driver shared a TikTok explaining how the camera can be used to flag delivery drivers for doing anything from taking a sip of coffee to failing to buckle their seatbelts enough times.

Read the original article on Business Insider
WP Radio
WP Radio