L.A. police turn to an adhesive GPS dart to lasso the getaway car
By Matthew PhenixPosted 07.01.2006 at 2:00 am 0 Comments
To see how the StarChase system works, launch the photo gallery by clicking "Slideshow" to the left. Also, listen in as host Jonathan Coulton grills the LAPD on their secret crime-fighting tech in Episode 5 of the PopSci Podcast.
Los Angeles, car capital of the country, is notorious for its epic police chases. O.J.-style pursuits may make for exciting TV, but the fatality statistics are sobering: Police chases kill, on average, one Californian every week.