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Los Angeles Police Dept. to Use RFID in Vehicle Chases

February 8, 2006

LOS ANGELES – By using a compressed air cannon, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) can blast a RFID tag onto a suspect’s car and track it with radio-transmitted GPS from a distance, according to the Web site The technology was created by StarChase. The signal from the tag bounces off a satellite to a secure Web server, where dispatchers can watch the vehicle’s movements in real time. According to StarChase, their system is admissible in court and preserves the chain of evidence.The LAPD will begin using the system in late-2006.

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