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Is it possible to build a hood mounted taser powerfull enough to stop cars' electrics during cop chases? Answered

Could a hood mounted 'big' taser be mounted on police cars to knock out the computers or electrical system of speeding cars that are being persued? So many folks are killed during chases gone bad...there must be a better way to stop these things from getting out of hand.

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IdealL
IdealL

9 years ago

You could use an electrically powered EMP. First of all, electric powered EMP's do not have any range as large as a nuclear powered one. Second of all you can use it on the side of the road to stop a car dead in its tracks (hopefully it leave the driver dead in its tracks X( . )

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downrangephoto
downrangephoto

Answer 4 years ago

Pretty easy to DIY. Magnetron from the microwave oven, Yagi antenna… Good enough to fry all onboard electronics.

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frollard
frollard

11 years ago

There was experimentation with this - and yes. It was a rocket powered sled. The cop would get behind the vehicle, fire, and the little sled would lunge forward, going under the car applying bajillions of volts here and there. Problem is - cars these days require the computers to be on for things like steering, brakes, and airbags - not just the engine. Criminals were crashing stolen cars rather violently when they could have been brought down in much safer means.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Answer 11 years ago

I remember seeing that - the cars tended to grind to a halt if they had computers, but old cars carried on regardless.

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

Being metal boxes, getting electricity to the sensitive parts is a bit hard. Not really practical. L