Secret EU Plans Leak Out For Police to Stop Cars Remotely
Do you remember watching 2 Fast 2 Furious for the first time? How far-fetched did it seem that a law enforcement agent could shut down a car with some crazy electronic bazooka? Well as time wen’t on, we realized that A) that was a grave infringement on our civil liberties, and B) technology would one day make this a reality. In Europe, officials have devised such a feature that is equal parts elegant and dastardly. Imagine you go to buy a brand new car– say a nice Fiat Panda or Peugeot 208 GTi– and you think you have complete control over this new purchase. Think again– as details regarding a “secret” plan by the European Network of Law Enforcement Technologies have surfaced, thanks to the Telegraph. Apparently the main objective of these communications was to develop a “remote shut down” feature to be installed in all new cars. (Note: It would NOT be a remotely fired grappling hook, as shown in 2F/2F. It would all be done over radio frequencies) RELATED: See photos of the 2014 Peugeot 208 GTi
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According to the report, the technology would not only be used to stop a car in a high speed chase, but also stop all cars in the vicinity of a certain crime so that the perpetrator could not get away in anyone’s car. It could also be used to stop vehicles from entering a hazardous region.
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These are all fine examples but I’ll take the NSA going through my computer over some doughnut-scoffing local smokey remotely stopping my car any day of the week. This is America, and in the ole U-S-of-A, if you want to stop us in a high speed pursuit– you have to catch us first. Not to mention the fact that 24 hour news will run out of content if they can’t cut to a high speed chase at least 5 times a day.