Normally when it is festive season, we will hear about the Ops Sikap to cope with increasing road accidents and deaths. I am not sure whether there is such operation this time around. I never watch TV news anymore when negative politic campaign is the main agenda everyday.
The new kid on the block this time around and had been a buzzing acronym is AES (Automatic Enforcement System). It a system that will squeeze road users pocket for the benefit of making profit by two companies maintaining the system.
When the system is being implemented, on the IT front especially for mobile gadgets there are applications developers working to help road users warn of available AES cameras programmed to be detected within 1000 metres away. We should appreciate them because they develop them and we can install it for FREE.
I am not sure whether there are applications for iOS, Blackberry or Windows mobile since I m using android platform.
I have installed all the four applications and will put it to test when I travel back to Alor Setar. I had been using the Rada trap and it does detect traffic cameras and translate it as speed cameras. however it does not detect the AES when I travel on SKVE a few weeks back.
1. AES Detector developed by Kevin Chua.
This application is developed to assist drivers to detect the new launching AES Camera.
2. AES Detector with map developed by Kevin Choong
This is an AES camera detector tool with interactive mapping features. It assists when you are on the go, by showing the surrounding cameras on map. Details of each camera can be shown with a single tap on them.
3. AES Location detector developed by jordyland
Designed to detect AES speed trap camera in Malaysia.
Able to work with GPS alone without Internet connection.
Sound alert when when AES detected within 1km.
Although AES camera not within 1km. It will show nearest AES camera to you at bottom screen with smaller size wording.