Sebastian Fraser

Sebastian Fraser

Integrated Product Design MSc
2011

V-Strike

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.