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They Invented What? (No. 81)

Posted in They Invented What? by Jake Ward on January 9, 2008

U.S. Pat. No. 7,108,178:  Method of stopping a stolen car without a high-speed chase, utilizing a bar code.


What is claimed is:

1. A stopping method of a stolen car, without high speed chasing, comprised of three steps of: 1) scanning the barcode of a suspicious car, which is implanted between the inner- and outer-layer glasses of a rear safety glass, 2) comparing the read in bar code with the stolen car list in the police computer net, 3) activating the trigger by transferring the bar code and the secret code of the stolen car to the trigger installed in the stolen car to shut down the engine by cutting off the electricity supplied to it.