Ford has filed a patent for an autonomous Robocop police car, which aims to catch traffic law violators. Ford’s autonomous police car will use machine learning tools to take action and catch those who break the speed limit or run red lights and issue tickets remotely. Taking in information, the robot car can determine what law was violated and take action. The autonomous police car would be outfitted with cameras, road sensors, licence plate readers, touch-sensitive panels, speakers, LIDAR, ultrasound sensors and microphones, satellite connectivity, and radar detectors. Also mentioned in the patent are machine learning and neural networks. The use of artificial intelligence in the car can raise caution from privacy advocates regarding surveillance. In order for the car to work, it would have to be connected to a network that has a record of drivers.
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