GPS Darts Could Put an End to High-Speed Car Chases
GPS darts created by StarChase are already helping prevent dangerous high-speed chases.
The darts from StarChase deploy from the front of squad cars and use real time GPS imaging so officers can track suspect vehicles. Each dart has a proprietary adhesive that keeps car owners from being able to remove them.
According to the company, agencies in more than 30 states in the U.S. are using the darts with the Arvada Police Department in Colorado reporting an 85-percent success rate using the darts over the last nine months.
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Basically the technology works just like you think it would. Instead of pursuing in a high-speed chase with a suspect, police can track the vehicle using GPS and apprehend them when it’s in a safer area. Police forces also hope that if drivers are aware of the GPS darts being used, they will be less likely to run off when a police car is chasing them.