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The new automated traffic fine system incorporates sensors built into vehicles and Communication and Information Technologies (CITs)

If you're the type of driver that leans more toward offensive rather than defensive driving, you might want to take it easy on the speeding and pay attention to those stoplights -- systems to automate traffic fines are in the making. 
 
Researchers from the Universidad Carlos III Madrid's (UC3M) Information and Communication Technology Security Group have been working on the E-SAVE project, which aims to use IT to improve traffic regulation. 
 
The new automated traffic fine system incorporates sensors built into vehicles and Communication and Information Technologies (CITs). The new system has three main components: a mechanism that allows drivers to report others while maintaining anonymity and authenticity; a way for sending the notification of a fine directly to the vehicle in question, and a mechanism that allows the offending driver to create electronic evidence in order to defend him/herself in the case that they receive a notification. The offending driver can do this by "asking" surrounding drivers with sensors to be witnesses to the scene. 
 
The whole system is based on vehicle-to-vehicle communication via sensors, where cars can trade information in the flow of traffic and allow for crimes to be reported. 
 
A huge aspect of the new system is to keep driver information confidential so that credentials are not stolen or abused. It's also important that driver information is updated and accurate for the purpose of sending fines correctly. The team is doing this through a project called PRECIOUS, where cryptographic methods of anonymous authentication and zero knowledge tests are used. This rids the duplication of information. 
 
The system will be tested in "the coming months."

Source: Universidad Carlos III in Madrid (UC3M)



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RE: How about....
By Dr of crap on 10/10/2012 8:28:28 AM , Rating: 2
Really, you're going to educate the little old lady that can't see over the steering wheel and only goes 50 mph on the freeway marked at 60 mph, or all those morons that stay in the left lane the WHOLE way home no matter what????

Nice try!
The automated driving has some merit. But you'll never get a majority to jump on that bandwagon either.


RE: How about....
By Stuka on 10/10/2012 12:49:00 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, you will... or they don't get their license. Finland is a model on this. You pay a bunch of money, you get a bunch of instruction (vehicle handling, crash avoidance, foul weather control), and if you care about your $2000+ you will pay attention and pass the course the first time.

Driving is a privilege, it says so on page one in the manual. We need to start regulating it more like a privilege.


RE: How about....
By fic2 on 10/10/2012 8:47:29 PM , Rating: 2
They don't stay in the left lane the whole way home. Usually about 20 feet from their exit they cut across the 3-4 lanes to barely make it nearly killing several people on their way.


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