At least this is what the “European Network of Law Enforcement Technology Services (ENLETS)” dreams about. The European network of technical services for prosecution sees a great potential danger in the pursuit of a getaway car.
The police would not be able to stop such a getaway car safely due to a lack of technical resources. A project should develop technical solutions. The title reveals how such a solution could look like: “Remote Stopping Vehicles”. In the future, it should be possible to stop suspicious vehicles by remote control.
In the Wild West, the cowboys caught the bad guys with the lasso in those days, in the wild Eurozone it will happen at the touch of a button in the future. The appropriate tool would need to be integrated in each vehicle sold in Europe, so the dream of ENLET. The technical requirements for such an idea would have long been present in many vehicles, a journalist of “Auto-Medienportal.
net” wrote: “If the European emergency system “eCall” to alert the emergency services in the event of an accident becomes an obligation for all new cars in the next year, then it is only a matter of time until all vehicles have the necessary sensors and links on board.
To bring a car to a halt from a distance is merely a matter of appropriate actuators.” ENLET is a subdivision of the European Council of the EU by the way. We can only hope that the Council members, who this paper was presented to for “approval”, will take their time to think again about the far-reaching potential for abuse of such a system and will not even release the project for development.