Transport for London has appointed the Transport Research Laboratory to carry out “a completely independent trial” of the technologies which it hopes will help efforts to cut the number of people killed and seriously injured on London’s streets.
The firm builds ‘micro homes’ which are often pre-made off-site and sold to local people at capped prices, typically around 80% of market rate. Future onward sales of the properties are also governed by these restrictions thanks to a covenant attached to the properties.
Cameras have already been issued to more than 17,500 frontline officers across the Met’s 32 boroughs, as well as to officers in specialist teams such as the Roads and Transport Policing Command, the Territorial Support Group and the Dog Support Unit.
Club bosses are teaming up with the Metropolitan Police, the London Ambulance Service and the London Fire Brigade to offer full and part-time workers up to eight tickets each, allowing them to take friends and family with them.
The service will be a by-product of a Home Office decision to axe the current Airwave system used by the UK’s 999 services and award EE a contract to build a 4G-based replacement.