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Microwaves Kill Getaway Vehicles

By: Going Like Sixty - Published: Dec 11, 2007   Updated: Aug 8 2011 • References: eurekaaerospace and technabob
Functioning like a taser gun for your car, this high-power microwave will shut down your car's engine from a distance. The device was developed by Pasadena's Eureka Aerospace.

What will those California television stations news channels cover? It fries the car's electrical system. Once the prototype is developed, high speed chases may be a thing of the past. Hopefully there will be a consumer model to take care of tailgaters.

Implications - This still developing prototype system can fire from as much as 50 feet away and is capable of completely frying another car's electrical systems such that it can't continue. Once it is fully developed, Pasadena's technology may have a firing distance of up to 600 feet, changing the face of roadside law enforcement forever.