The Australian state of New South Wales rolled out “high definition detection cameras” Sunday designated to catch drivers using cell phones behind the wheel.
Officials say it’s the world’s first technology of its kind.
Fixed and mobile trailer-mounted cameras will use artificial intelligence to review images and detect illegal use of cell phones.
Images identified as being likely to contain a driver illegally using a cell phone will then be verified by authorized personnel.
For the first three months, drivers caught by the technology will receive a warning letter.
After that offenders will face a fine of up to $344, $457 in a school zone and penalty points on their drivers license.
Officials said that a trial of the technology earlier in the year caught more than 100,000 drivers illegally using the phone at the wheel.