Iowa State Police testing GPS Cannons.

 

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Confusing Information...

The by-line under the photo says the unit: is mounted behind the grill", yet the news article stated that it... "mounts on the patrol car’s push bar".

So which is it?

The information on the company's web site says that "the projectile adheres to the vehicle". I'm curious as to the method of adhesion. Is it magnetic, stick'um, suction, etc., etc.

Depending on the adhesion method used (magnetic), it shouldn't be able to stick if the fenders, doors, side panels, etc. that are non-metallic (like some vehicles are today).

As far as the $250 cost per perjectile... just add it as a cost to the "BG's" arrested fine.

Nuvi1300WTGPS

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Sorry

I did a search for GPS Cannons before posting but missed that one. Apologies.

No problem...

TheProf wrote:

I did a search for GPS Cannons before posting but missed that one. Apologies.

just cross-referencing... smile

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Sounds like glue

Nuvi1300WTGPS wrote:

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The information on the company's web site says that "the projectile adheres to the vehicle". I'm curious as to the method of adhesion. Is it magnetic, stick'um, suction, etc., etc.

Depending on the adhesion method used (magnetic), it shouldn't be able to stick if the fenders, doors, side panels, etc. that are non-metallic (like some vehicles are today).

One of the articles said something like "the longer it is attached, the harder it is to remove." That sounds like some sort of glue.

A Good Idea

A good idea as long as it's focussed on individuals on the run from the police. Lowering chase speeds is clearly safer for the rest of the public.

Fred

Iowa State Police testing GPS Cannons.

This is a really good idea. The only thing is, my favorite program "Cops" will suffer.

GPS Cannons

I think this a really good idea.

Though I'm a big tin foil hatter, this seems okay to me.

Defeated by dust?

johnc wrote:

One of the articles said something like "the longer it is attached, the harder it is to remove." That sounds like some sort of glue.

Might work on a clean city car but not many of the rural vehicles covered with road dust.
To cure that problem they will require your car to be clean or they will add DWD(Driving While Dirty) to any other offense.