Oklahoma: Tulsa Police Department (TDP) in the North American state of Oklahoma is using a new technology to spot criminals from air. The new system enables the helicopter pilot see street names or other landmarks on a computer in the cockpit.
The new system is called ARS or Augmented Reality System and TDP has been using it since January. The system overlays street names or addresses or landmarks on top of the image from the FLIR camera–that”s the thermal camera mounted under the cockpit. The typical picture from the FLIR looks like just a simple aerial view, with the ARS, it”s much easier for the pilot to know exactly where a suspect is located, which means no more educated guesses. The cost of one system is $150,000.