The ‘LitterCam’ that’s watching you
CCTV cameras will soon have a new target – litter louts.
AI software can now match footage of motorists throwing rubbish to their car's number plate and issue an automatic fine of £90.
The first trial of the potentially controversial new system will begin in Maidstone in Kent in a few weeks with other councils expected to follow.
Our chief environment correspondent Justin Rowlatt reports.