posted on May, 19 2008 @ 08:49 AM
reply to post by C0bzz
Or, even better, have the system report the location of the crooks and snap a couple of pictures of them, and upload them via a mobile phone secreted
in the car's electronics. There's no need to let the crooks know they've been caught, which would allow the cops to track them down (via the
on-board GPS reporting its location, or last-known location). If the car loses GPS signal entirely, then it can sound the alarm and disable itself,
as it might be in a shipping container by now.
To get over any safety aspects of remotely shutting down a car, the answer is to simply slow the car down over a matter of a minute or two. The
average driver will surely be able to see the car's slowing down, and would get it to the side of the road as quickly as possible. If the car could,
say, feign running out of petrol or having a dodgy engine, then the crooks wouldn't even be suspicious of it.
Or, if we want to go the other route, put a few KGs of C4 in the back and blow it remotely :-P