Repent, speeding motorist, your end is nigh. There is an unspoken rule of thumb among motorists, or at least among cabbies that we know of: go as fast (or as slow) as the quickest car in front of you if you want to speed.
The reason being that most photo radar systems can only track one violator at a time and as such, anecdotally, odds are that the radar will pick up the violator in front of you, who is either as fast or faster.
The upcoming Cordon does what its name says: it cordons all the vehicles on a road within a certain area. According to tech website Engadget, the system can simultaneously track up to 32 vehicles in a four-lane road using a single sensor.
In the video shown vehicles that are tagged in red blocks are identified as way past the speed limit while those in yellow are within an acceptable range above the limit. Those in green are safe from tickets, according to an Engadget report.
Which means there is nowhere to hide from the Traffic Police's eyes anymore.
The Cordon system can create a pair of high-resolution images for each violation, ensuring that you won't get away. There will be a wide-angle image of multiple targets with the violator clearly identified and a close-up of each violator, with a clearly visible licence plate, the company's website says.
It doesn't end there. The Cordon system can also work with Singapore's bus lanes system. The camera is said to be able to automatically detect such violations with an advanced licence plate recognition system.
The speed sensor is small and light enough to be mounted at a height of five to eight metres on any fixed roadside object, making it inconspicuous.
It can also immediately transmit captured data of traffic violations back to the office for processing.
Integrated infra-red spotlights means the sensor can also work at night, when roads are emptier and speeding more likely.
What do you think? Will this speedcam cut down on the number of speeding violations in Singapore?