China's New Police Car Fleet Includes Built-In Face-Scanning Technology

By: Laura McQuarrie - Apr 8, 2016
References: blogs.wsj & findbiometrics
A team at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China is currently working on a project to improve China's police car fleet. Rather than bringing separate devices to use in-car, the police force will soon be able to take advantage of SUVs with built-in face-scanning technology.

These all-new SUVs will have a 360-degree camera mounted on the roof that's capable of scanning and identifying faces up to 60 meters away, reportedly even at speeds up to 75 mph. These advanced cameras will also be able to discern an individual's age, race and gender, as well as pick up on licence plate numbers.

After unveiling these smart SUVs in the city of Chengdu, the team plans to put this new police car fleet to the test at this year's G-20 summit in Hangzhou.