Germany's national rail network to use anti-graffiti dones
Vandalism costs Deutsche Bahn an estimated €7 million a year
The German national rail network, Deutsche Bahn has unveiled potentially controversial plans to use silent mini spy drones to track down and arrest graffiti sprayers who cost the company an estimated €7 million a year in cleaning fees.
Deutsche Bahn said it planned to fit the drones with infra-red cameras and fly them low over train marshalling yards and sidings. It said the filmed evidence could be used to prosecute vandals who repeatedly spray graffiti on trains and other company property.
A company spokesman said the drones cost €60,000 each and were almost silent when operated He said they would be flown on information gathering missions some 500 feet above ground over Deutsche Bahn property and rail depots.
He stressed that the drones would be tested and that no date had been fixed for their regular deployment.
However the project could face stiff opposition from civil rights and other citizens' groups campaigning in favour of Germany's strict anti-surveillance laws.
Google was obliged to grant German householders the chance to opt out from the company's “ Street View” mapping system when it was introduced three years ago. Some 200,000 householders objected to their homes being shown online.
- 1 Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 4 Zayn Malik on Israel-Gaza: One Direction singer bombarded with Twitter death threats after posting #FreePalestine
- 5 'Hello mum, this is going to be hard for you to read ...'
Sally Farmiloe dead: Howards' Way actress, and former mistress of Jeffrey Archer, dies aged 60
Women in Turkey have a laugh in public at the deputy Prime Minister's expense
Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
Australian model Robyn Lawley stages naked protest against huge coal mine seven times the size of Sydney Harbour
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
- < Previous
- Next >
£18000 - £30000 per annum + Generous commission scheme: AER Teachers: Thames T...
£100 - £120 per day + per day: Randstad Education Leeds: Description Calling a...
£100 - £145 per day + Pension and travel: Randstad Education Maidstone: SUPPLY...
£21000 - £35000 per annum: Randstad Education Cambridge: Supply teachers neede...