The United Arab Emirates will begin enforcing traffic laws using a GPS-based smart box telematics system that can track drivers' behavior and issue speeding tickets. The country signed a $125 million contract with IBM, whose technologies will play the role of judge, jury and enforcer. In fairness to totalitarianism, the Emirates' two million drivers have among the worst traffic safety records in the world, with one person injured every two hours and one fatality every 15 hours on the Emirates' roads.
IBM Becomes Speed Enforcer in UAE [theNewspaper.com]
New Smart Box Can Warn Drivers, Issue Tickets [internal]