Aussies Build RoboCopCar

Frank Williams
by Frank Williams
aussies build robocopcar

The Herald Sun reports that coppers down under have developed a "smart" cop car. The Australian National Safety Agency, Victoria Police, Motorola, GM's Holden division and Monash University have created a prototype cruiser by combining a Batcave of crime-fighting equipment: facial and number plate recognition, infra-red scanners, front/rear cameras, an integrated on-board computer and a device "that attaches a sticky GPS transponder to a car being pursued." If civilians don't get out of the way during pursuit, RoboCopCar broadcasts a "direct local radio message warning of an approaching emergency vehicle." LAPD is working with Aussie coppers on the prototype; they're not saying if American modifications will include a coffee maker and donut dispenser.

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