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"Tokyo homeless people reiterate the whole nature of living in Tokyo in cardboard boxes, they're only slightly smaller than Tokyo apartments, and they have almost as many consumer goods. It's a nightmare of boxes within boxes."
- William Gibson

Police Control-Override  
  A device that allows police officers to take control of an otherwise normal vehicle.  

I nudged the car into motion, steering between the two wide-shouldered, lean-hipped trouble boys. One whipped out a three-inch black disc - a police control-override. A red light blinked on the dash; the car faltered as the external command came to brake.

I gunned it hard, felt the accelerator jam...

From A Plague of Demons, by Keith Laumer.
Published by Pocket Books in 1965
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See also a similar idea, the cop block from Greg Bear's 2007 novel Quantico.

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  - Texting UK Police May Control Your Car
  - OnStar Stolen Vehicle Slowdown Foils Carjacker
  - Take Control Of Cars Wirelessly
  - RF Safe-Stop Shuts Cars Off
  - Hackers Can Take Control Of Cars From Anywhere In The World

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