Germany Will Use Drones to Fight ... Graffiti
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted May 27, 2013 5:05 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Germany's national railway says it spends $10 million a year cleaning up graffiti. Its proposed solution? Drones, which will hover around 500 feet in the air and use cameras and infra-red sensors to catch vandals spray-painting trains at night, the BBC reports. Each drone will cost around $77,600.

The plan is still in testing phase, but could prove controversial amongst Germans, who value privacy. Google Street View cameras caused a ruckus a few years back, and as many as 200,000 people asked for their houses to be blanked out on the service when Google was forced to offer an "opt-out" option. Deutsche Bahn says it will only operate the drones on its private land.

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kawahchan
May 28, 2013 10:02 AM CDT
(R) 2014 & 2016 Gov. RICK PERRY Report: Germany, let's team up 10 senior Micro-code and debugging engineers, 15 senior Compiler-design engineers, 10 US Air Force's Ada compiler reverse-engineering engineers, these 3 teams will develop our next Artificial Intelligence Ada CPU chip without an Operating System software. Texas Instruments (TI) and Germany will make this project and the devices worked.
kj_nm
May 28, 2013 7:10 AM CDT
Germany continues to struggle with the concept of democracy
Trinity5670
May 27, 2013 9:22 PM CDT
"willl operate over own private lands". Yeah! sure they will.