It appears that new, high-speed facial recognition software cameras have just been installed in I-15 North in San Diego, just north of Miramar Marine Base.
It appears that new, high-speed facial recognition software cameras have just been installed in I-15 North in San Diego, just north of Miramar Marine Base. These twin-mounted black cameras are located in the High Occupancy Vehicle HOV (center) lane area. The camera/tripod apparatus has two black faces, each about the size of a large sunflower or frisbee. They are black-faced like big paddles, but have red LED sensor elements that flash rapidly as you pass them, during daylight hours. One camera element appears to be aimed "high" at windshields, the other camera element is aimed "low" at license plates. The twin camera array I spotted today is just below a freeway overpass, in the shadows & to the right of the _northbound HOV lanes_. By the time you see them: you don't even have time to gesture that hey, "you're number #1!" (in a spiritual way, of course).
There is also unusual grading just west and adjacent to the I-163 southbound, right at the Clairemont Mesa Blvd exit. The whole clover leaf exit/entry area has been graded flat recently, right down to the red dirt. This is highly unusual in, in the heart of SD's military-industrial complex area surrounding Montgomery Field airport.
Also new: notice a fleet of tall, white, Mercedez-Benz 'panel wagon' vans, parked adjacent to the I-163 southbound, south of the Balboa exit and immediately south of Montgomery Field General Aviation airport. There are easily 200(?), brand-new, windowless, 'government-looking' vans parked behind a locked, temporary chain link enclosure. The vans are all plain white, tall enough to stand in, & look like undercover/research vehicles or..? You can drive right past them and miss the new addition, just before the I-163/I-805 southbound split, in the heart of San Diego. The chain link fence enclosing these vehicles has obscuring fabric woven into its links, facing I-163 southbound lanes. The enclosure is ringed behind new razor (not barbed: razor) wire. There is a high-security, digital keypad entrance on the frontage right, immediately west of the 163 next to Carl's Jr. This is not the same thing as the adjacent RV sales lot.
Jun 1, 2015