August 25 2010: A company based out of Massachusetts, United States of America, reports that it has sold over 500 vehicle mounted Full Body Scanner-style units. The majority of the sales are to the U.S. Army, but some sales are to police department and similar organizations.
These devices can detect hidden bombs, weapons, and people in vehicles they pass near by, and can thus probably penetrate walls to some extent. In other words, all the controversy of Full Body Scanners have now gone mobile.
Game and Story Use
- I've known plenty of PCs who would love to have one of these devices to spy on the enemy. Being able to sneak peak inside a car or building could give valuable intelligence, on numbers of personnel and their armament and disposition, contraband or booby traps hidden away, etc.
- The same can be turned on the PCs by various NPC factions. Big Brother is watching.
- For more ideas, see the Full Body Scanner page. Take any of the ideas there, and put them on wheels.
- Any other large technology can be likewise mounted on a vehicle, anything that's generally location-based could be mounted on wheels or even hidden in a mundane looking van. You could put a forcefield on wheels, plant a portal to the past in a porche, or travel the land in a cthulhu bookmobile with fourth-dimensional altar.