Calgary installs Bluetooth traffic monitoring system for commuters

By Shawn Knight
Dec 7, 2012
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  1. A stretch of highway known as the Deerfoot Trail in Calgary, a city in the province of Alberta, Canada, has been outfitted with a rather unique traffic monitoring system. Instead of relying on road sensors or other common methods, this...

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  2. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,889   +609

    "Officials point out that the sensors don?t pose any personal security risks. The monitors don?t have access to any personal data and the signals they pick up are encrypted for further privacy.

    Advanced traffic management systems engineer Michael Gray said the system maintains a list of MAC addresses but there is no way to determine which vehicles they originated from and subsequently, who they belong to."

    I'm quoting the above because most people who freak out because they think big brother is watching don't read all the way to the end of the article.
  3. Chazz

    Chazz TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 617   +54

    "Advanced traffic management systems engineer Michael Gray said the system maintains a list of MAC addresses but there is no way to determine which vehicles they originated from and subsequently, who they belong to."


    Until they confiscate all of your electronic devices and compare the locations that they were scanned to determine where you were at any given time.
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  4. Always a tinfoil hat guy in the crowd
  5. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 384   +10

    Right. And the TSA Groping Service isn't invasive. And politicians are honest. And no applicant ever got turned down by a police department for being too intelligent to make a good career cop. And seeing a high potential in monitoring technology for abuse by those in power is only for the tinfoil-hat lunatic fringe. I see.
    psycros likes this.
  6. Why don't they just use computer vision? It just sounds so convoluted.
    Fishy.


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