NYC attempt at facial recognition of drivers in traffic fails big

New York’s bid to identify road-going terrorists with facial recognition isn’t going very smoothly so far. The Wall Street Journal has obtained a Metropolitan Transportation Authority email showing that a 2018 technology test on New York City’s Robert F. Kennedy Bridge not only failed, but failed spectacularly — it couldn’t detect a single face “within acceptable parameters.” An MTA spokesperson said the pilot program would continue at RFK as well as other bridges and tunnels, but it’s not an auspicious start.