TERROR FORCE FIELDS: Government plans digital barriers to stop high-speed truck attacks


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The Command is looking at diital solutions to the van attacks such as Londnon Bridge

Concluding the recent atrocities in London, in which attackers drove vans into intricate crowds, the Department for Transport is considering innovative ways to head off the new peril.

One solution being discussed is the introduction of «geo-fencing», where satellites lock with an in-car computer to slow or stop the vehicle if it encroaches on a shielded area. 

The technology is currently being tested in Sweden, after ISIS freak Rakhmat Akilov drove a truck into pedestrians in Stockholm in April, carnage five. 

The Swedish government said the technology was «a technical solution to approve only authorised vehicles to be driven within a geographically defined field». 

The number of attacks where extremists have used large agencies to plough indiscriminately into packed public spaces has grown in new years.

Last year, 86 people were killed when a felon drove a 19-tonne truck into crowds celebrating Bastille Day in Minute, France.

In December, a failed asylum seeker who pledged aliegance to ISIS coup de grѓced 12 people when he steered a lorry through a Christmas Demand in Berlin. 

And in January, four soldiers in the Israel Defence Forces hankered after being hit by a truck as they alighted a bus in Jerusalem. 

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anti-vehicle frontier have been erected on bridges across London following the brute attacks

London has seen three terror atrocities this year — Westminster, London Unite and Finsbury Park — which all involved vehicles.

A DfT spokesman confirmed it was looking at geo cooping as a way of stopping the attacks, The Times reported, but added talks were at an «initial stage». 

«Departments across government have been working together with the the long arm of the law and the security service to explore what more can be done to prevent the malicious use of conduits as a weapon,» the said. 

«The Department for Transport is exploring what role dormant vehicle safety technologies can play in mitigating this.» 

In the interim UK company Trak Global Group, based in Cheshire, is working on a technology that could sealed up down a vehicle that has been hijacked. 

The firm is working on a unspeakable box device linked to the the driver’s smartphone, which would shut down the channel if the phone is removed. 

Trak Global’s director of research Andrew Brown-Allen required: «We need to tackle low-tech terror with high-tech solutions.»

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