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No word on how the system would be integrated into vehicles

GM has steadily improved its Onstar telematics system since its original introduction way back in 1996.  In its most recent iterations, OnStar can be called upon to disable/stop a stolen vehicle at the request of the owner or police.
 
Documents have now turned up that show police in Europe have plans for a similar, but universal system that would allow them to remotely stop cars. The system would allow cars involved in high-speed chases to be stopped remotely without resorting to tire spikes or other destructive methods.
 
The European Network of Law Enforcement Technology Services is researching the system, which could be rolled out by 2020.

 
"Cars on the run can be dangerous for citizens," the report stated. "Criminal offenders will take risks to escape after a crime. In most cases the police are unable to chase the criminal due to a lack of efficient means to stop the vehicle safely."
 
Other facets of the program include the development of better tech for automatic license plate recognition and better ways to share intelligence between agencies.
 
The plans for the remote stopping system has been approved by the EU Standing Committee on Operational Cooperation on Internal Security

Source: AutoCar





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RE: It's funny
By ritualm on 2/3/2014 10:53:56 AM , Rating: 3
You're giving the ruling authorities one big easy button for instant nationwide suppression of dissent, and they have way too many of these buttons already.

"Why hide if you have done nothing wrong?"

Exactly why we need to hide. You can agree with the government on everything it does, and the government still sends you to jail and die as soon as it has no more use out of your pathetic shell of human flesh.


"I'd be pissed too, but you didn't have to go all Minority Report on his ass!" -- Jon Stewart on police raiding Gizmodo editor Jason Chen's home










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