Incident 264: AI-Based Vehicle Speed Estimation App Denounced by UK Drivers as Surveillance Technology

Description: Speedcam Anywhere, an app allowing users to document and report traffic violations via AI-based videographic speed estimation of a vehicle, raised concerns for UK drivers about its capabilities for surveillance and abuse.


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Alleged: Speedcam Anywhere developed and deployed an AI system, which harmed UK drivers.

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Speed camera app developers face abuse from UK drivers · 2022

The developers of a new app that uses AI to estimate the speed of a passing car say they have been forced into anonymity by the vicious response from drivers.

The app, Speedcam Anywhere, is the product of a team of AI scientists with backgr…


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