Getting out of speeding tickets using a combination of savvy, hustle, gumption, and sheer dumb luck might be on its way out thanks to Cordon, new radar system that tracks with Terminator-like accuracy tracking dozens of cars—and their license plates—at a time.
Cordon can simultaneously track 32 vehicles across four lanes, and automatically generates images of both the vehicle and a closeup of the license plate. It's got integrated IR spotlights to scope out your plates at night, and automatically detects bus- or taxi-only lane violations by cross-referencing your license plate with which lane you're in. It stores the data on an onboard SD card, but it can also sync to central databases over wireless networks. Basically, it's a speeder's worst nightmare.
Apparently Cordon isn't coming to North America until early 2012, but a sampling of the comments of the above video (e.g. "this is why I fucking hate the world!") might prove this to be the least popular amazing technological achievement ever. [Peak Gain Systems via Engadget]