Sebastian FraserIntegrated Product Design MSc
Immobilization of a rogue vehicle for the emergency services
The concept is based in the year 2020 where government legislation has been passed allowing the police force to take control of a member of the public's vehicle if they break the law and fail to stop during a police pursuit. V-Strike stands for 'vehicle strike' and is for use by the police force to gradually disable rogue or 'failure to stop' vehicles, through direct wireless communication (WLAN) to the rogue vehicle's engine control unit (ECU). V-strike sends a wireless signal/ code which cuts all vehicle engine functions by 90%, allowing for a smooth, controlled and safe stop. V-Strike utilises contemporary display technologies for clear visuals, namely a targeting circle, which can be manoeuvred to target the rogue vehicle (like a missile lock in a fighter jet) and once 'locked on' the signal to the ECU can be sent (this will ensure the signal reaches its designated target). Each vehicle's ECU will be pre-built with a special algorithm which only police may access and will be pre-programmed into the device/product. Once activated it will override the manufacturers' ECU settings, giving police full access and ultimately control of the rogue vehicle.