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ErnieE
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re: What were they thinking? Stopping a car
ErnieE   5/23/2012 3:57:24 PM
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The biggest problem with using technology to stop cars, is you have a police officer controlling it. So it has to be a complex device with a very simple user interface. Making it work is easy. Making it work in the hands of an untrained technical person is 200 times the work.

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re: What were they thinking? Stopping a car
ost0   5/10/2012 7:01:02 AM
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How to stop a car: Hollywood style:Use the bazooka Nerd's style:Engage the autopilot Nutty professor style:Shoot supersticky glue on the tires Norwegian style:Take actions to prevent there never will be as a reason for a chase Scifi style:Cars? You mean those old ones on wheels? Max style (Ill better take cover):Tell the driver that old card didn't go this fast ;p (Ok, I could go on, but gotta get work done)

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re: What were they thinking? Stopping a car
krwada   5/9/2012 9:58:13 PM
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Kevlar ribbons with a bunch of super sticky goo on them. Deploy the ribbons in front of the car. The car runs over the ribbons and the ribbons wrap themselves around the axle of the car.

feralbeagle
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re: What were they thinking? Stopping a car
feralbeagle   5/8/2012 7:07:59 PM
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I think it's really great to encourage kids to write patents. Although there should be more dinosaurs.

BrianBailey
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re: What were they thinking? Stopping a car
BrianBailey   5/8/2012 1:15:27 PM
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There are so many holes in the patent, that I am sure the person just wanted to be able to say he had a patent, and that the entire things has no useful purpose. One of the test for a patent is that it must be "non obvious" and it certainly passes that test!

BrianBailey
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re: What were they thinking? Stopping a car
BrianBailey   5/8/2012 1:14:08 PM
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You have just described OnStar - part of every GM vehicle and one reason I wont buy GM.

DutchUncle
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re: What were they thinking? Stopping a car
DutchUncle   5/8/2012 12:56:22 PM
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Yeah, right. And the bad guys who want to stop cars at random on lonely stretches of highway (as they already do by force or trickery) will definitely bring in their bootleg systems to be calibrated.

agk
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re: What were they thinking? Stopping a car
agk   5/8/2012 12:53:27 PM
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The thieves can change the glass easily . Whole idea becomes of no use. Is the patent covers this point?

Duane Benson
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re: What were they thinking? Stopping a car
Duane Benson   5/7/2012 8:35:14 PM
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I'd say skip the bullets and go with explosive bolts to separate the drive train from the body. I suspect that in the not too distant future, the police car will simply determine if the vehicle is exceeding the speed limit by a specified margin and if so, wirelessly instruct the vehicle to safely come to a stop. There will be plenty of civil liberty and privacy concerns, as well as hacking risk discussions, but eventually, I'm guessing this will be it. Today, radar guns have to be calibrated at specific intervals or the results are not legally binding. You could create some soft of watchdog system, essentially equivalent to the the radar calibration, to minimize abuse.

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re: What were they thinking? Stopping a car
tb1   5/7/2012 7:22:09 PM
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"four sets of one pistol bullet engaged in a short barrel which are installed inside of both of the rear wheel covers" Not too hard to imagine the various ways this can go wrong.

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