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Police Can Now End High Speed Chase with GPS Tag Shooter

Police car chases are extremely dangerous, not only for the officers involved, but also for any innocent passers-by whom the feeing car crashes into.

StarChase, a tech-company that creates gadgets and gizmos for law enforcement purposes, has developed a new 007-style gadget launcher for police cars that will bring the unsafe high-speed chases to an end.

At the heart of the system is a compressed-air cannon and a laser sighting system, installed in the front grille of a police car. Using a simple console-mounted control panel, officers can activate that cannon to shoot an adhesive GPS "tag" at the back of the other vehicle. Each unit, not including the tags, costs approximately US$5,000.

Once the fugitive vehicle has been tagged, its whereabouts can be tracked by a central dispatcher, who can coordinate the movements of other cruisers to head it off. The GPS trackers transmit the suspect's coordinates every 3 to 5 seconds back to headquarter. The pursuing officer can drop back to a discreet distance, hopefully causing the fugitive driver to slow down, as they're no longer trying to outrun the police car.

The StarChase system is currently being tried out by police forces in Iowa and Florida.

Police Can Now End High Speed Chase with GPS Tag Shooter Reviewed by Blogs on 12:00 PM Rating: 5

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