(MENAFN - Arab News) In a pilot project aimed at cracking down on violators of traffic and other laws law enforcement agencies in riyadh are introducing 20 smart vehicles in the city equipped with cameras fingerprint readers and technology to identify license plates on the road.
the vehicles would be linked to the national information center so that officers can immediately determine the status of a vehicle.
the fingerprint reader allows officers to check whether drivers are wanted for any offense including violations of labor and residency laws.
brig. gen. othman al-muhrij director of public security signed an agreement recently with abdulrahman al-jadei a representative of alam company the firm providing part of the technology.
al-jadei id the project is an initiative of the public security department and the national information center in partnership with alam company. the aim is to build security systems that help officers in the field.
police will also monitor the movement of these vehicles and use the camera footage to document the work of officers including arrests surveillance and car chases. commanding officers would instruct officers from control rooms.
al-jadei said the camera project would operate separately from the saher traffic control system.
brig. gen. abdullah al-zahrani public security assistant for planning and development said the project would help security personnel working in the field. he said these vehicles would eventually be used throughout the kingdom.