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Google gone undercover?

By kehpaso - 21 October 2010 37

car sensor

I spotted this interesting looking car  in Barton just the other day. Any ideas what it could be used for?

sensor close up

mystery sensor

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37 Responses to
Google gone undercover?
Chaz 5:13 pm 21 Oct 10

more revenue raising.
things like this do not combat the problem of bad driving.

Rawhide Kid Part3 4:28 pm 21 Oct 10

They’ll probably end up mounting these on their light bar’s

Pitchka 3:26 pm 21 Oct 10

Pitchka said :

OP may have already lost his license for a short period, then was caught with this device whilst driving unlicensed, and then lost it for an additional 2 years.

Sorry, not the OP, i meant Diggety.

Pitchka 3:25 pm 21 Oct 10

OP may have already lost his license for a short period, then was caught with this device whilst driving unlicensed, and then lost it for an additional 2 years.

James-T-Kirk 3:14 pm 21 Oct 10

And, nobody stole it??? Amazing!

Skidbladnir 3:12 pm 21 Oct 10

I suspect its one of the RAPID (Recognition and Analysis of Plates IDentified) cars.
And this is the Australian provider of the MPH-900 system.

From May 2010, Assembly Select Committee on Estimates (page 108 of linked document):
MR SESELJA: … six additional police officers to work in an automated number plate recognition team. Could you describe in a little more detail what exactly these six additional officers will be doing while on patrol?
Assistant Commissioner Quaedvlieg: Sure. They are a dedicated, full-time team. They will be operating vehicles which are equipped with the RAPID technology. The RAPID technology is an electronic detection system. It works on digital video. It scans the number plates of vehicles as they drive past the point of the vehicle. It will notify to the police officers at that site whether that vehicle is unregistered, whether it is uninsured, whether the person driving is an unlicensed driver, and whether the person driving is a person who is of interest or is wanted on a warrant—and that person and that vehicle will then be intercepted.
MR SESELJA: It refers to a revenue line associated with this. How has that been calculated? That will be $1.85 million in 2010-11 and then a little bit less in the outyears. What extra revenue are we expecting as a result of having this technology deployed?
Assistant Commissioner Quaedvlieg: The revenue forecast was an extrapolation of a trial we ran with this technology over five months of the last calendar year. That gives us a basic model of revenue of around $2,000 per hour over a seven-hour day over 240 days per year—so about 65 per cent capacity operational, allowing for a back-end administration.

Diggety 3:10 pm 21 Oct 10

…In addition to existing disqualification period.

Woody Mann-Caruso 2:55 pm 21 Oct 10

Unlicensed driver punished by being prohibited from holding a license for 2 years?

ConanOfCooma 2:37 pm 21 Oct 10

Diggety said :

MPH 900 primarily use for:

– stolen vehicle recovery.
– unregistered vehicle.
– unlicensed vehicle owner (this is how I lost my license for 2 years).

How could they take something from you that you didn’t have?

p1 2:37 pm 21 Oct 10

Diggety said :

– unlicensed vehicle owner (this is how I lost my license for 2 years).

If you were unlicensed, how could you possible loose your licence?

Diggety 2:07 pm 21 Oct 10

MPH 900 primarily use for:

– stolen vehicle recovery.
– unregistered vehicle.
– unlicensed vehicle owner (this is how I lost my license for 2 years).

pptvb 1:54 pm 21 Oct 10
Reprobate 1:48 pm 21 Oct 10

Interesting that it’s on a rental car.

colourful sydney rac 1:44 pm 21 Oct 10

saw that day before yesterday as well.

IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII 1:38 pm 21 Oct 10

Oh, that old thing. It’s a mobile plate hunter.

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