Low-cost, high-impact technology: the Simputer

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Vivek heads to college on his Yamaha motorbike with a frown. Upcoming exams are not his concern - it is a hand-held gadget the traffic police have started using.

Bangalore...is the first city in India to be given the Simputer to fine traffic offenders. Described as "the people's computer" for its affordable price and ease of use, this paperback-sized console can fine traffic violators even for previous offences.

Via the BBC; catching dangerous drivers is surely only the start for the Simputer. (Sim stands for Simple, Inexpensive and Multilingual.)

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