Electronic Cannon Stops Cars
Electromagnetic Pulse Cannon Demos Car-Stopping Power
Stopping a speeding car without killing its driver and passengers with traditional means - bullets - can prove tricky, even if skilled snipers can put a disabling shot in a car's engine block. But a Canadian company could soon demo an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) cannon capable of effectively scrambling a car's chips and other electronics, according to Flight International.
Eureka Aerospace's system consists of a suitcase-sized antenna that weighs about 50 pounds, and claims to stop cars in their tracks up to 650 feet away. That disabling power only works for more modern cars that rely on microprocessors and various electronics for their engine, as opposed to pre-1970s cars.