April 13, 2021

The LitterCam thats watching you

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56255823

CCTV cameras will soon have a new target – litter louts.

AI software can now match footage of motorists throwing rubbish to their car’s number plate and issue an automatic fine of £90.

The first trial of the potentially controversial new system will begin in Maidstone in Kent in a few weeks with other councils expected to follow.

Our chief environment correspondent Justin Rowlatt reports.