posted on Jul, 12 2004 @ 12:04 PM
I thought of this same thing a long time back and approached a police friend of mine that was looking to find some kind of invention/software he could
market to the police here in Florida. I first suggested something along the lines of a tazer that would disable the cars electric system by firing a
probe from the front of the vehicle into the fleeing suspects car. The problem with this is they are liable if they miss and hit the wrong thing. SO
I suggested sending the same pulse through the push bars on the front of the car. All this would require was to insulate the push bar from the rest of
the vehicle (so it would not fry the police car as well), and then bumping the subject on the rear bumper. Well after doing some research we found out
that when you fry a fleeing suspects car (which is most likely traveling at a high rate of speed) you also fry the power steering and breaks. Now you
have a fast moving out of control vehicle that is going to run into something, most likely an innocent car on the road.
Originally posted by Simcity4Rushour
A emp device to stop police chases could cause problems thats true .But theres a better way just about every car has a electronic egnichion now so
all we need to to is place a global possional device in the wire harness and have a cut off swich that can be shut down by a satlight singial or
I believe Onstar already offers this as a feature.
The point is someone may make this, but no police department is going to accept the liablity for using it, and will most likely never purchase one.
[edit on 7/12/2004 by defcon5]