04 May '12, 2pm

What were they thinking: stopping a car.: via @ee_times

In the past I have written about my feelings concerning the GM OnStar and its ability to control a car remotely. I won’t get into that in this post, but I found a patent today that would scare me even more. The title of the patent is “Method of stopping a stolen car without a high-speed chase, utilizing a bar code”. First, I have to wonder what the applicant, a Young Ill Choi from Burbank, CA, was thinking when he added – without a high-speed chase – into the title. Curious addition in that it guesses what might happen. Wasn’t there a famous low-speed car chase some years back? Maybe this patent would work in that case. Anyways, on to the patent. Let me provide the abstract: A safe method of stopping a stolen car without chasing at high speeds, utilizing a bar code implanted between the inner layer and outer layer of a rear safety glass is comprised of steps: 1) scan the b...

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