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NYPD reportedly testing a high-tech police cruiser

By Himanshu Arora · 19 replies
Dec 27, 2013
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  1. As part of a new program called NYPD2020, the New York Police Department is testing a prototype "smart car" that can do a lot more than just carting officers from one place to another. According to a report from The...

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  2. I thought they already did this. What's a police state without automated logging of all civilian activity?
  3. TheDreams

    TheDreams TS Addict Posts: 631   +68

    Great, with the facial recognition the government will be able to track almost anyone...
  4. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,362   +276

    Well, I guess I'll start wearing masks from now on...
  5. Chuck Cortes

    Chuck Cortes TS Rookie Posts: 53   +13

    One the one hand you wanna believe that such tech would be great to catch criminals, but on the other it sucks that it requires to treat everyone as a criminal in order to achieve this and in the process a lot of innocent people will have their lives ruined or at the least interrupted every time these systems make errors.

    Personally I would rather cops work harder if it means less innocent people getting screwed.
  6. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,409   +3,422

    I don't have a problem with this, because the surveillance is done from a distance. Using my own equipment is an invasion of personal privacy that is unacceptable. Put a camera on every mailbox for all I care, but keep the **** off my personal phones and PCs.
  7. Wendig0

    Wendig0 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,128   +129

    Wonderful... More ammunition to support New York's unconstitutional stop and frisk, guilty until proven innocent police state mindset.
  8. TD_Baker

    TD_Baker TS Rookie

    The only thing missing is Tom Cruise and the hologram screen, for his 'Minority Report' patrols...
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  9. Hasbean

    Hasbean TS Booster Posts: 110   +27

    That's great news. The more civil liberties we are willing to relinquish, the safer we are from terrorists. God bless the US of A.
  10. We have that for years here in Montreal and I guess it's not only Montreal but the SQ (Sureté du Québec) as well
  11. Why do we allow these criminals to do these things with our money?
  12. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,409   +3,422

    Because we are spineless.
  13. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,647   +3,270

    I wonder if the venerable old Ford Crown Victoria will be programmed to call in at Dunkin Donuts every half hour to keep their overworked operators supplied...
  14. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 713   +73

    Remember, "those who surrender liberty for security deserve neither" - Benjamin Franklin
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  15. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 452   +40

    While the idea sounds nice for stolen vehicles, I feel that this can be easily abused in the future. And as a NY resident, this sounds like some real ***.

    Although now that I think about it, what's to say they don't already do this with the thousands of security cameras? I guess the only difference would be that this method is in real time?
  16. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,426   +112

    They have to do what they have too. All those with parking, speeding and running the traffic light tickets fines are not paid will be in so much trouble! If your wanted, your goose is cooked! Here they do that with the still cams and 360 spinning-cam at the traffic lights. Real bad here with those items at the traffic lights. Some intersections here you best not try to jump the light if you do you get a $158 ticket sent to you. Surprise! Now that the Fire department can turn switch the lights from green to red on you. I have to watch out for that as well. On the Highway here if you speed over the speed limit there are senors on the poles to measure your speed. Most do 70 to 80 mph here in 65 mph.

    Operation centipede on the highway was done in CT capital area to test and catch several drivers trying to get to work. The way this had worked is like this.

    First State Trooper - monitors you:
    Second State Trooper - tracks you:
    Third State Trooper - goes after you:
  17. ..one step closer to Robocop
  18. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,178   +207

  19. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,758   +2,429

    Won't it be ironic when the cameras on the venerable Crown Vicky start recording that the cops driving it, are parked at Dunkin Donuts for the 8th or so time on any given day.

    Then the cameras should be dosed with spyware which calls and reports it to the local TV station.

    When you come right down to it, all George Orwell had wrong, was the year.....:oops:
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  20. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,426   +112

    Yeah UK Privacy Laws are different than here in the USA. Here we complain more and nothing gets implemented in years instead of days. My local Sheriff Duties drive around eating while looking at this laptop.

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