Autonomous Police Car Patented By Ford

Ford recently received a patent for an autonomous system with a police car that can either act on its own or alongside a traditional human officer. This so called robot cop can determine when a violation has occurred on the road, and it can take various actions.

CNET reports that it can refer the case to a local speed camera or another connected sensor for corroborating evidence. It could also begin a pursuit of the vehicle in question, or if it’s something simple like a warning or a speeding ticket, it can just wirelessly communicate the violation directly to the offending vehicle, which can respond with an image of the driver’s license to ensure the ticket reaches the right person.

What do you think?  Is this a good idea?

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