New technology could prevent truck bombings


SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 22 (Reuters) - Scientists at a top U.S. defense research center unveiled technology on Tuesday they say could prevent trucks from being used as bombs on wheels. The remote-controlled device would allow police to trigger another device within a truck to deploy its brakes and bring it to a screeching halt, according to researchers at California's Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Legislation would be needed to require trucks to carry the devices, which have been ...

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