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It sounds like something out of a James Bond movie - GPS bullets that can track the location of a suspect's car. The bullet is designed to make high-speed chases safer -enabling the authorities to track suspects without having to risk theirs or others' lives.
And in true spy fashion the system works by hitting a button inside a police car.
That triggers a lid to pop up releasing a bullet that shoots out and sticks to the car in front. The system, dubbed Starchase, is already in use in four US states - Iowa, Florida, Arizona and Colorado - and the firm behind it is now keen to get the system into the UK.
It costs $5,000 (£3,108) to install and each bullet costs $500 (£312).
There are cheaper trackers available, even to the public. They also don't cause damage to the vehicle. Your fears of abuse are therefore irrelevant for this particular device.
ETA: its 500 and a soda can now, tomorrow it will be a postage stamp and 5 dollars if moore's law teaches anything.edit on 29-10-2013 by benrl because: (no reason given)