If you’ve got a bit of a lead foot behind the wheel, you may need to start paying extra attention if Canadian mechanical engineer Charles Bombardier has his way. Bombardier and his company, Imaginactive, task themselves with inspiring the future of transportation. The Police Interceptor concept could be patrolling highways and city streets in the future, doling out tickets to lawbreakers via email.
The Interceptor concept involves a driverless superbike that can scan license plates while zipping around on its own. In the initial concepts, one officer could monitor five Interceptor drones as they patrol. Real-time video could catch offenders, while a vehicle’s owner could be contacted and ticketed either via email, an app, or even via standard mail. Think about today’s red light cameras, and expand that to all roadways and you’ll have an idea of what the Police Interceptor concept is capable of.
Most of the technology required for these types of concepts already exists. We’ve seen automakers test driverless car technology for a number of years, and the concepts even feature cleaner energy such as Hydrogen in order to patrol with zero emissions. It would simply be a matter of putting everything together, and finding a department willing to shell out the significant upfront cost in order to get these vehicles on the road. Local governments may be willing to give these a shot, however, if the return on investment can be quickly recouped via increased driving citations.
What do you think about the Police Interceptor concept? Would you like to see these vehicles patrolling in your city? Would you prefer to be able to get away with a bit of speeding more easily? Tell us what you think in the comment section below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.Source: CNN