The European Union is secretly developing a \”remote stopping\” device to be fitted to all cars that would allow the police to disable vehicles at the flick of a switch from a control room.

Confidential documents from a committee of senior EU police officers, who hold their meetings in secret, have set out a plan entitled \”remote stopping vehicles\” as part of wider law enforcement surveillance and tracking measures.

\”The project will work on a technological solution that can be a \’build in standard\’ for all cars that enter the European market,\” said a restricted document.

The devices, which could be in all new cars by the end of the decade, would be activated by a police officer working from a computer screen in a central headquarters.

Once enabled the engine of a car used by a fugitive or other suspect would stop, the supply of fuel would be cut and the ignition switched off.

via EU has secret plan for police to ‘remote stop’ cars – Telegraph.