There are now robotic car-watching systems in use around the country that will make finding stolen cars a whole lot easier. The information culled from its use can be put in a data base which can be accessed anywhere if used in connection with high speed satellite internet.
It’s called Automated License Plate Recognition (ALPR) and it is being installed on the tops of squad cars and at toll booth platforms to instantaneously read any license plates that pass in front of, behind, or on the sides of the equipment. At this point the collected images are run against a computerized list of stolen cars which will point the police to the correct vehicle for investigation. With the assistance of high speed satellite internet this information can be accessed from even the most remote locations instead of just inside city limits.