How camera-based HOV lane enforcement could work in NYC

With hundreds of drivers continuing to flout the three-passenger requirement for New York City’s HOV lanes on a daily basis, local elected officials are continuing their push to bring high-tech, camera-based HOV lane enforcement technology to The Big Apple.

Borough President James Oddo and Councilman Steven Matteo (R-Mid-Island) recently sat down with a host of city agencies — including the Mayor’s Office, the NYPD and the Department of Transportation (DOT) — to discuss longstanding issues regarding the operation and enforcement of the city’s HOV lanes…

The system uses geometric algorithms to determine whether or not a seat is vacant, without using facial recognition technology.

The high-quality images, alongside license plate data, are encrypted and stored locally, allowing for full automation of enforcement, according to a Conduent spokesperson.