* Posts by Lich

2 posts • joined 1 Nov 2019

London's Metropolitan Police flip the switch: Smile, fellow citizens... you're undergoing Live Facial Recognition

Lich

Re: "appalled that [city mayor] Sadiq Khan has approved such....surveillance technology for London"

ID Card gate? Its one thing I would bring in - it makes it a lot easier to prove who you are than proving utility bills etc.... of course until Boris 'got Brexit done' they would have doubled as a travel document in the EU.

I live in an EU country (Malta) - everyone has ID cards (although technically mines an eResidency Permit) - the effective difference is I can't use it instead of a passport.

It also ties into my driving licence as the driver number is the same as the ID card number.

Boffins blow hot and cold over li-ion battery that can cut leccy car recharging to '10 mins'

Lich

Re: Power required

I have a 2.0 ICE focus... in the UK I used to average around 39-40mpg. on a long run I would get high 50's.

I now live in Malta, my average speed in around 9mph.... due to the traffic... and get around 22mpg - which goes to show the difference very urban traffic makes to ICE mpg....

Although the size of the island would make an EV the perfect choice for my next car

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