A post in Wired titled 'License Plate Tracking for All' talks of how in recent years, police around the country have started to use powerful infrared cameras to read plates and catch car thieves and ticket dodgers. Yet now the technology will soon migrate into the private sector, and morph into a tool for tracking individual motorists' movements:
""I know it sounds really Big Brother," Bucholz says. "But it's going to happen. It's going to get cheaper and cheaper until they slap them up on every taxicab and delivery truck and track where people live." And work. And sleep. And move."