Dubai Police will soon use Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Glass to identify motorists and issue fines. Currently, police are testing the technology.
Google Glass to help law enforcement agencies
Dubai Police’s General Director of Smart Services Colonel Khalid Nasser Al Razooqi gave a demonstration to Gulf News. The police also created two applications that will be used by their offices. The first application was designed for taking photos of traffic violations, and the photos then go into the system. The second application was made to identify sought-for cars.
To use the new app, police officers simply tap the side of the glass, and then the photo. The exact location, date and time will be sent to the system. To use the second app, officers can simply look at the license plate and cross-reference it with license plates from the list of wanted vehicles from the traffic department.
Colonel Al Razooqi said, “We at Dubai Police always try to adopt what is new in the market and we like to stay up-to-date.”
Glass is still a new and exciting technology. This gadget has a lot of possibilities for the future, and in fact, many companies and agencies are looking into ways to incorporate Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) (NASDAQ:GOOG)’s Glass into their business or operations.
Glass in the future
Even with all the exciting possibilities Glass will bring, there are still some reasons this technology causes concern. Illinois’ state government recently wanted to make it illegal for users to wear it while driving. Sen. Ira Silverstein unveiled a bill that would ban drivers from wearing mobile devices such as Glass while operating a vehicle. In response to Silverstein’s action, the tech giant has sent ambassadors to the Illinois General Assembly in an effort to introduce politicians to the technology. Silverstein explained, “I’m sure they oppose [the ban]. They sent me a letter saying they were willing to work with us on this.”
Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) also released a statement reminding users that the headset does not distract drivers.