Paris is testing “noise radar” that will automatically penalize loud traffic
Paris testing ‘noise radar’ to automatically ticket loud cars
In France, they are unhappy with the noise from motorcycles and sports cars, which is not only worries city dwellers, but also harms health.
To solve the problem, the authorities of Paris installed dozens of devices equipped with four microphones on the poles, which measure decibel levels ten times per second and may to perform triangulation at the place of sound origin. The system then links the received data about location intruder with CCTV footage to pinpoint the vehicle.
So far, 58 noise radars have been installed in Villeneuve-le-Roi from company Bruitparif: 40 near lively entertainment centers and bars, 17 near major construction sites, and 1 more in the hilly countryside near Paris, popular with bikers.
In this time systems work in test mode, insofar as a bill that will allow local authorities to fine for exceeding the noise level, still not accepted. Although in France already the relevant legal regulations are in force, now they provide for individual police custody rather than automatic registration models.