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    Speaking of new uses for GPS...

    Maybe Mike can add a band on his next revision to pick up GPS darts.

    A paintball-like technology could end car chases in Los Angeles, and maybe across the country, if a system being tested in Southern California delivers what the company that makes it promises.

    The Los Angeles Police Department is testing a new secret weapon to halt high-speed pursuits: smart darts.

    http://abcnews.go.com:80/US/story?id=1576247

    Re: Speaking of new uses for GPS...

    Seems to be the milder version of the system the Finish police is testing: in order to bring speeding cars to a halt they just propell a harpoon into the trunk (or engine lid, if you drive a 997 ). The harpoon will keep the speeding car connected with the police car. I saw this at television and first thought I would have hopped to a James Bond movie by chance

    Re: Speaking of new uses for GPS...

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    Porsche-Jeck said:
    Seems to be the milder version of the system the Finish police is testing: in order to bring speeding cars to a halt they just propell a harpoon into the trunk (or engine lid, if you drive a 997 ). The harpoon will keep the speeding car connected with the police car. I saw this at television and first thought I would have hopped to a James Bond movie by chance



    I admit i haven't seen or heard of this until now but it seems like one of the most dangerous things a police officer could do in a high speed chase. I mean that by physically connecting the police car to a possibly drunk, high, or just a horrible driver's car could end up throwing both cars completely out of control.
    just my 2cents

    Re: Speaking of new uses for GPS...

    Not to mention the inherent danger to pedestrians.

     
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