Jump to content

MyCarForum Logo
Search
Magnifying glass

SEARCH

1

Grappler system to end risky high speed pursuits

By Faiming_low on 05 Nov 2016 in Videos

Attached Image Stock Enterprises, an American company, has built what it believes could end risky high speed chases. The device is called the Grappler Police Bumper.

Looking much like a Y-shaped device that deploys off the front of a police car, it uses flexible yellow bands which entangle themselves around the rear wheel of a fleeing vehicle, causing the rear wheels of the suspect's car to lock up and bringing the car to a stop.

The pursuit car can also choose to allow the bands to detach from the device if speeds are too high.

While the idea appears to be effective, we wonder whether it will work on sports cars. Also, if the suspect's car tries to turn the car while the wheel is locked, the car is likely to spin out of control, posing a danger to other road users.




Viewed: 4,149 times

Faiming_low
Written by Faiming_low
Since young, Fai Ming has always centered his life around cars. In fact his first word was 'car' and not 'mum' or 'dad'. Aren't kids cute?



  • 1
Photo
Still2016 Nov 08 2016 01:25 PM
Will this also work on e-bicycles and e-scooters?
  • 1
 
Car Makes

Please select a car make

Facebook Likes
   Featured Blog Post
Photo
“I, Halimah Yacob, having been elected as President of the Republic of Singapore, do solemnly swe...
POPULAR BLOG POSTS
Photo
Etiqa Insurance launches reduce-premium usage-based car insurance ePROTECT sMiles that offers 50...
Photo
Even if you can afford the seven-figure asking price, you won't be able to get Koenigsegg...
Photo
We are sure some of you might not like how the new Type R has an odd number of tailpipes instead...
Photo
Earlier this week, we reported that Subaru is preparing to launch a BRZ that has been breathed on...
Photo
The 2018 Honda Civic Type R will be offered solely with a 6-speed manual transmission because an...
   Lifestyle Articles