DMV’s Facial Recognition Enhancement Leads To 100 Arrests
A major enhancement to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles' facial recognition program has led to more than 100 arrests and 900 open cases since it's launch in January.
The system allows DMV investigators to catch people who allegedly use a stolen identity to get a new license when their original was suspended or revoked.
Since the facial recognition technology was implemented in 2010, more than 3,800 individuals have been arrested for having multiple licenses.
The upgraded facial recognition system doubled the number of measurement points mapped to each driver's digitized picture from 64 to 128.
The improvements help DMV investigators match a photo to one already in the data base.