Florida police testing GPS tracking device tasked with ending high-speed pursuits

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The St. Petersburg police department is the first agency in the state of Florida to publically test a new GPS tracking device tasked with putting an end to deadly high-speed police chases. The technology is called Starchase and is essentially a James Bond-like cannon mounted to the front of a cop car that shoots a sticky GPS tracking device at target vehicles.

Once a vehicle is “tagged,” the pursuit can be called off which allows police to continue to track the getaway vehicle in real-time using GPS technology at a safe distance. With any luck, unsuspecting criminals will also slow down once they think they’ve shaken the 5-O.

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