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New OnStar Technology to Aid in Police Chases

October 11, 2007

Starting next year, 1.7 million General Motors vehicles will be equipped with a new technology that will allow police, pursuing a stolen vehicle, to get OnStar service to disable the accelerator and slow the fleeing vehicle to a gradual stop, the company reports. The technology, known as Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, can allow OnStar advisors working with law enforcement to send a signal to a stolen vehicle to reduce engine power.With more than 30,000 police chases each year resulting in 300 fatalities and about 7,500 injuries, this use of the OnStar technology is being hailed by a wide variety of law enforcement and emergency response organizations. See video from GM OnStar by clicking here.
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