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School District Mulls Facial Recognition on Buses

BIOMETRICS

March 12, 2010

A Seekonk, Massachusetts company wants to pilot its GPS and facial recognition technology on the district's school buses, reports EastBayRI.com. School committee members are reportedly weighing a proposal from Volpe Industries Inc. (VPI), which is developing a system that combines monitoring and biometric technologies, the report states. "The concept is to mount two small cameras, a mini computer and GPS tracking in each bus," VPI's president wrote in a proposal to district officials. He says the system could give school adminstrators real-time bus location information as well as a glimpse of the interiors of all buses on which the technology is deployed.
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