The Future of Security: Stopping Cars Dead in their Tracks with EMP Guns

Another technology which could only be seen in sci-fi movies a decade ago will soon be available to law enforcement agencies everywhere. Check it out:

[Via Newlaunches]

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28 Responses to The Future of Security: Stopping Cars Dead in their Tracks with EMP Guns

  1. I agree with fei…I am all for stopping criminals, but this technology will inevitably land in the hands of the corrupt as well. If it wasn’t bad enough I had to worry about my wife or daughter walking to their car in a dark parking lot…now I have to worry about them even driving down a dark road at night. Thank you James Tatoian!

    Now it’s just a matter of time before someone develops the anti-stop device we can plug into our cigarette lighter plug and set right next to the radar detector
    ;-)

  2. So what is going to happen when someone gets a hold of one of these and then parks at the end of a runway and fires it at planes when they are taking off?

  3. I agree with fei…I am all for stopping criminals, but this technology will inevitably land in the hands of the corrupt as well. If it wasn't bad enough I had to worry about my wife or daughter walking to their car in a dark parking lot…now I have to worry about them even driving down a dark road at night. Thank you James Tatoian!

    Now it's just a matter of time before someone develops the anti-stop device we can plug into our cigarette lighter plug and set right next to the radar detector

    ;-)

  4. So what is going to happen when someone gets a hold of one of these and then parks at the end of a runway and fires it at planes when they are taking off?

  5. Does this mean there will be no more car chases? This could hurt the late local news even more than Leno did. I mean Conan. It was all Conan’s fault, right? Yeah.

  6. Does this mean there will be no more car chases? This could hurt the late local news even more than Leno did. I mean Conan. It was all Conan's fault, right? Yeah.

  7. Video’s fake. The HERF or EMP gun has been the chupacabra of information security and law enforcement for 20 years. Everyone claims they have one and no one can produce it.

      • I know they are serious in their publications. But the video merely showed a car’s dashboard going black. Turning the key ignition to off does exactly the same thing in my car. Notice the ignition is not in the frame?

        Im skeptical. For years, hackers groups have bragged that they had an EMP gun or a HREF gun that could take out banking systems. They would blackmail banks with threats that if they didn’t transfer money the weapon would be discharged from any nearby vehicle and shut down the entire bank. Or data center.

        This mythical weapon is harder to find than a unicorn. Even in the government people give you wonky looks if you talk about unstoppable EMP weapons. The technology just doesn’t exist. What you see here is an elongated garbage disposal with some copper tubing.

  8. Video's fake. The HERF or EMP gun has been the chupacabra of information security and law enforcement for 20 years. Everyone claims they have one and no one can produce it.

      • I know they are serious in their publications. But the video merely showed a car's dashboard going black. Turning the key ignition to off does exactly the same thing in my car. Notice the ignition is not in the frame?

        Im skeptical. For years, hackers groups have bragged that they had an EMP gun or a HREF gun that could take out banking systems. They would blackmail banks with threats that if they didn't transfer money the weapon would be discharged from any nearby vehicle and shut down the entire bank. Or data center.

        This mythical weapon is harder to find than a unicorn. Even in the government people give you wonky looks if you talk about unstoppable EMP weapons. The technology just doesn't exist. What you see here is an elongated garbage disposal with some copper tubing.

  9. But… even if this does work, it wouldn’t STOP the car, would it? It would just shut off all systems.

    This would then mean you would have absolutely no control to stop the car from smashing into other innocent bystanders…?

    And how would this work on older cars without microprocessors and such snazzy stuff?

  10. But… even if this does work, it wouldn't STOP the car, would it? It would just shut off all systems.

    This would then mean you would have absolutely no control to stop the car from smashing into other innocent bystanders…?

    And how would this work on older cars without microprocessors and such snazzy stuff?

  11. Makes one wonder. If this does become a reality, will older analog cars have to electronic kill switches installed to pass safety inspections? How difficult is it to shield the essential electronic brains of a vehicle? I’m dubious because i too have seen this floating the tubes for a few years.

  12. Makes one wonder. If this does become a reality, will older analog cars have to electronic kill switches installed to pass safety inspections? How difficult is it to shield the essential electronic brains of a vehicle? I'm dubious because i too have seen this floating the tubes for a few years.

  13. Conceptually, if this type of gun existed it would have zero effect on the old cars that still used carburetors instead of the more modern systems. But that knowledge comes more from the EMP bomb briefings the government’s done, not from any crappy rumor of a handheld weapon.
    Also, the EMP bomb is near enough to useless fear mongering that it’s kind of annoying to listen to.

  14. Conceptually, if this type of gun existed it would have zero effect on the old cars that still used carburetors instead of the more modern systems. But that knowledge comes more from the EMP bomb briefings the government's done, not from any crappy rumor of a handheld weapon.

    Also, the EMP bomb is near enough to useless fear mongering that it's kind of annoying to listen to.

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