-Police to use EMP to zap cars.

Posted: November 8, 2009 in 2009, Articles
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Wired:

If a Los Angeles-area scientist has his way, car chases may become as antiquated as horse-mounted cavalry.

James Tatoian, chief executive of Eureka Aerospace in Pasadena, California, is developing a system that uses microwave energy to interfere with microchips inside cars. Once the chip is overloaded with excessive current, the car ceases to function, and will gradually decelerate on its own, he said.

“If you put approximately 10 or 15 kilovolts per meter on a target for a few seconds, you should be able to bring it to a halt,” Tatoian said.

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