VIDEO: Directed electromagnetic pulse shuts down car in its tracks

12/03/2013 - 00:00

A British company has demonstrated a prototype device capable of stopping cars and other vehicles using a blast of electromagnetic waves.  The RF Safe-Stop uses radio frequency pulses to "confuse" a vehicle's electronic systems, cutting its engine.

E2V is one of several companies trying to bring such a product to market.  It said it believed the primary use would be as a non-lethal weapon for the military to defend sensitive locations from vehicles refusing to stop.