Smile, Find Stoplight Cameras in Wenatchee
New car technology can be fun and a little confusing. My car likes to talk to me and tell me stuff. It seems like voice recognition is part of every new car now. I can tell it to call my friends. I can tell it to find the nearest charging station, (yes, it’s an EV) and it will give me warnings. This can be a little disconcerting if you are not expecting it.
About a month ago I was driving down Chelan Street and it went “DING, stop light camera one quarter mile ahead”. I was coming to the corner of 5th and Chelan.
If you have lived in Wenatchee for a while, you know that the city of Wenatchee put in a stop light camera there and they were handing out tickets to anyone who ran a red light. I honestly don’t know if that is still going on, but my car seemed concerned. When I stopped at the light the car mage a little video game sound, I guess to let me know that I was a good boy and stopped when I was supposed to.
I started thinking “how many more stop light cameras does my car know about?”
I started cruising around looking for cameras and waiting to see if the car gave me a warning. I found that the car knew about three so far. Two on Chelan Street and one on Mission Street. I saw way more cameras than the car told me about so I thought that was interesting. What is it trying to hide? Is it colluding with the city? Do they not want me to know that they are watching me?
5th and Chelan
Orondo Ave and Chelan
Kittitas St and Mission
Watch out and smile for the camera.