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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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By retrospooty on 2/3/2014 11:05:58 AM , Rating: 2
"Imagine going 75 on a highway when someone's brakes suddenly trigger in front of you."

I don't know if I like this either, but your vision of its implementation isn't how it would work. If they do something like this it wont be connected to anything that could slam on the brakes, it would just be something that kills the acceleration so the vehicle cannot accelerate, therefore it would coast to a stop.


By MrBlastman on 2/3/2014 12:16:42 PM , Rating: 1
All major cities will eventually have completely computerized and controlled transportation systems, anyways so it won't be a big deal. Sometime in the not-so-distant future computers will "snap in" to the grid when they enter major thoroughfares and force the drivers to accept whatever the system chooses for them after they indicate their destination.

It will be a gigantic leap forward in traffic control and the efficiencies gained and time saved for travel will be tremendous.


By Solandri on 2/3/2014 2:18:42 PM , Rating: 2
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If they do something like this it wont be connected to anything that could slam on the brakes, it would just be something that kills the acceleration so the vehicle cannot accelerate, therefore it would coast to a stop.

He's confusing it with the collision avoidance systems which are starting to show up in cars. Those will automatically brake for you if they detect you're closing with something in front at too high a speed.

Ideally that system would be independent and not triggerable remotely via OnStar. (Remotely killing the engine is a feature the owner may want - e.g. if his car is stolen.) But given the penchant for government authority creep, I wouldn't be surprised if they eventually added the ability to remotely brake as well.


By Jeffk464 on 2/3/2014 2:39:36 PM , Rating: 2
Yup, no need to put the brakes on or kill the engine. Cars not are switching to drive by wire for the gas pedal, so there is no direct cable connection to the throttle body.


By Jeffk464 on 2/3/2014 2:54:33 PM , Rating: 2
cars now


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