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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 Reclaimer77 on 2/3/2014 11:05:57 AM , Rating: 4
Luddites? You must be insane. This is a horrible idea that expands the police state beyond all measure.

The police already have the power to pull you over, how on earth is this any different?

If that is as far as your mental process goes, you have no business calling others names.

Every day a story hits the news of a cop abusing his position and violating the rights of citizens. The potential for abuse here is alarming.

Also this technology could be used to allow ANYONE to pull you over and car jack you, rape you, what have you.

Maybe you are comfortable with the idea of your vehicle being able to be remote driven and controlled by the Government, but I sure as hell don't.

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