RF Safe-Stop shuts down car engines with radio frequency pulses [video]

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UK-based E2V has created a system called RF Safe-Stop, which can remotely shut down a car’s engine using radio frequency pulses to “confuse” a vehicle’s electronic systems, cutting off the engine.

The system is still in early stages of development, but can already stop a car at a range of up to 50 metres (164 feet), using L- and S-band radio frequencies to safely stop cars and motorcycles.

The system can work also on other types of vehicles, like boats in case there are enough “electronics”. The RF Safe-Stop will not work on older vehicles with simple ignition and engines with very little or no electronics at all.

The system is obviously meant for law enforcements and military.

Via: BBC


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