GPS-Tracking Bullets Help Cops Keep Tabs On Renegade Cars
The Starchase system allows police to attach a tracker to a car they're chasing.
CBS12 News recently featured a new pursuit management system that police officers in Iowa and Florida are currently testing. The system is designed to help the police track suspects during car chases.
The system is called Starchase and it consists of a small GPS module inside a “bullet” or a projectile tracker or tag and a “cannon” or compressed air mini launcher attached to the front of a police car. In the event of a car chase, police can shoot out the tracking device, which sticks to the back of the car being chased, and track the car in real time from a computer screen or mobile device.