Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You?

September 25, 2009

Television shows that focus on high-speed chases and the daily lives of police officers may be getting a little less exhilarating…which is perfectly fine with most of us. Thanks to today’s presentation on innovative and new inventions, we learned about the more recent development for the company OnStar.

Most notably known for their emergency attention and customer service, this unique built-in car system is utilizing their tracking devices on an even bigger scale.  Thousands of stolen vehicles have been recovered with the assistance of OnStar’s GPS tracking technology just last year. However, the company is now catching the thief in the act rather than just returning an individual’s automobile.

The OnStar Stolen Vehicle Slowdown program was developed this year and can be enabled by any person whose car has the company’s technological feature, and when OnStar is notified of the disappearance of the vehicle.

By calling and alerting OnStar, and getting the cops to verify the treatment of the situation as a stolen car, the police department and company will work together to search and find the current location of the automobile. Once the police are in pursuit and in a safer location, OnStar will be informed. The company will then send a signal to the car’s breaks and will eventually slow the vehicle until it comes to a complete stop.

With this technology integrated into our cars, we can feel a little safer knowing we have someone there to help us in any crisis situation whether that be a flat tire, locked out of the car or even someone driving away with it.

It is truly amazing to see how far we have come with technological advances and at the same time a little scary, since we know that someone can have control of our car at any moment and they don’t have to be in the car or even in the same state.

Maybe this is the beginning of cars that drive on their own. The future of vehicles and the police department’s control over automobile related crimes.


One Response to “Whatcha Gonna Do When They Come For You?”

  1. Catherine said

    love the creative title!

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