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Mobile phone cameras catch 4000 distracted drivers in Victoria
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14th Sep 2020
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Mobile phone cameras catch 4000 distracted drivers in Victoria

Thousands of Victorian motorists have been caught using their mobile phones while behind the wheel, as the government trials new mobile phone detection cameras across the state. In less than two months, a total of 4000 drivers were detected driving while distracted, representing 2 per cent of all 200,000 vehicles tested.
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Susannah Guthrie
Multi-million dollar Jucy heist: 98 vehicles stolen, 32 people charged
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9th Jun 2020
1 min read

Multi-million dollar Jucy heist: 98 vehicles stolen, 32 people charged

Police in New Zealand have apprehended 32 people allegedly linked to the theft of 98 Jucy rental cars over the Anzac Day weekend. Unlike the trademark green and purple campervans seen across Australia and New Zealand, most of the cars stolen over a number of days from a large rental car lot were unbranded Holden Captivas, Mazda3s, and Suzuki Swift models. The vehicles had reportedly been left unlocked. It's estimated that the total value of the heist was $NZ2.8 million.
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Ben Zachariah
Police suspend mass random breath testing in some states amid coronavirus outbreak
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17th Mar 2020
3 min read

Police suspend mass random breath testing in some states amid coronavirus outbreak

Police in several Australian states have stopped conducting stationary, large-scale random breath tests and drug tests in an effort to protect both officers and the public from transmission of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Police forces in Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia and Queensland this week confirmed their officers will avoid carrying out high-volume booze bus testing, instead relying on targeted testing to catch those driving under the influence.
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Susannah Guthrie
Kia and Fujitsu create the cop car of the future
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21st Aug 2019
3 min read

Kia and Fujitsu create the cop car of the future

Australian police forces are set to benefit from a collaboration between technology giant Fujitsu and Kia Motors Australia.
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Rob Margeit
Kia developing neater tech for emergency services
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1st May 2019
2 min read

Kia developing neater tech for emergency services

Kia and Fujitsu Australia have teamed up to develop a cleaner interface for emergency service vehicles. Rather than relying on bulky, tacked-on instruments, the system integrates into Kia's existing infotainment system. Based on a Stinger, the car pictured here relies on a Fujitsu software platform (which appears to have its roots in Google's Android platform) that pulls disparate technologies like active numberplate recognition, sirens and internal messaging into the one interface.
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Scott Collie