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Traffic wardens are streamlining their work thanks to the wearable device

Look out, Robocop. Here come the Tampere traffic wardens.

Thanks to Google Glass, traffic wardens in the small Finland suburb of Tampere are automating parts of their daily workload. Developers at Tampere-based software firm Vincit have built an app that lets wardens quickly scan cars and print tickets when necessary.

To achieve this, the traffic warden puts on his or her Google Glass device and scans the parking lot. When focusing in on a car’s registration number, the software in the device lets the warden know whether the car has paid to park or whether it has over-stayed its welcome.

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