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'GPS Bullets' Are Helping Cops Avoid High-Speed Chases - Newsy

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Law enforcement agencies are starting to roll out GPS bullets they can shoot at vehicles to avoid getting involved in high-speed chases.
The GPS tracker sounds like it belongs on the Batmobile, but it's actually a real thing made by a company called StarChase.
The nonlethal device launches out of the grille of a police cruiser and attaches to a suspect's car with adhesive. Officers can then track it on a mobile device or laptop, which means the officers don't have to get involved in a dangerous high-speed chase.
It does have its drawbacks, though. The device only tracks the car, so police could lose track of a suspect if the car is abandoned.
And right now it only attaches successfully about half the time, but the company thinks that can be improved with practice. And at $5,000 per unit, it's not cheap.
The president of StarChase says fewer than 100 police departments are using the device, but they are working to expand its reach.

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StarChase
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-sTnrc03XbI
StarChase
http://starchase.com/about.php
20th Century Fox
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uerDqAIjins
StarChase
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgqHk0orkMQ
Videoblocks
https://www.videoblocks.com/video/flashing-blue-lights-on-roof-of-police-car/
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
http://www.jsonline.com/news/crime/milwaukee-police-see-promise-in-high-tech-gps-bullets-b99709904z1-376306881.html
Twitter
https://twitter.com/StarChaseLLC/media

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