Leaked documents have revealed that police in Europe are working on a universal remote stopping system that could be fitted to cars and used by 2020.
The universal remote stopping system would allow European police to disable cars involved in high-speed chases remotely, in hopes of removing the need to use other methods such as spike strips. According to AutoCar, which reported the leak but didn’t show the documents, the project is one of several priorities being worked on by the European Network of Law Enforcement Technology Services.
Other projects on tap for the the agency include improving automatic number plate recognition technology and intelligence sharing. The documents were leaked online by Statewatch, a watchdog monitoring police powers, state surveillance and civil liberties in the EU.