Device Can Disable Car and Boat Engines 50 Meters Away in Under 3 Seconds

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posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 05:11 AM
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Madison Ruppert
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A new radio-beam device has been unveiled that can disable car and boat engines from up to 50 meters away in under three seconds and can be operated from a mobile platform or at a fixed location.

Devices capable of remotely disabling electronics are nothing new, given that devices capable of remotely disabling phones, intercepting communications and tracking targets have been around for years.

However, this is one of the first publicly unveiled devices capable of remotely disabling a wide range of vehicle engines.

The device, dubbed RF Safe-Stop, produced by e2v, weighs around 771 pounds and is reportedly aimed at stopping vehicles suspected of being used as car bombs, according to The Engineer.

RF Safe-Stop was first shown at DSEI 2013, dubbed “the world leading defense and security event” in September.

The device typically causes engines to shut down in less than one second, without destroying the target engine.




The company maintains that their “extensive testing and signal conditioning” ensure that the RF field emitted by the device is within international guidelines and is human-safe.

So far, the unit has been tested on a Nissan Nevara and Toyota Land Cruiser, but Andy Wood, product manager for e2v, told The Engineer that it can also be used on a variety of other platforms.

It can be fitted into fixed-base installations, rib-type boats and there are plans to integrate it into a helicopter, The Engineer reports.

RF Safe-Stop works by generate powerful radio frequency pulses which “confuse” a vehicle’s electronics and make them temporarily inoperable, according to Wood.

“Basically the ECU (engine control unit) or immobilizer…once affected, will try and reset,” Wood said. “As long as you keep it ‘confused’ the engine won’t restart.”

The system is designed to be able to be used many times without running out of power and does not require any special training to use.

The company is “aiming for a system that that allows the user to do nothing more complicated than push a red button when the target is in range,” according to The Engineer.

So far, 17 countries and five government bodies in the United Kingdom have already expressed interest in the system.

Wood said that orders for the system will probably be taken in the coming weeks and that their system can be tailored for the requirements of the particular agency that is placing the order.

One must wonder how safe this would really be, especially on a car like a Prius that contains sensitive electronics systems that control everything the car does.

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This is pretty scary. Looks like it's a British invention and the UK gov has expressed an interest.
What's the betting most 3 letter agencies world wide are also interested?
Looks like 'we the people' are up the creek without a paddle.

Shanks pony anyone?

Rainbows
Jane




posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 05:17 AM
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FIRE OFFICER'S GUIDE TO DISASTER
CONTROL

CHAPTER 13: ENEMY ATTACK AND UFO POTENTIAL

FORCE FIELD IMPACT

The disruption of air and ground travel has often been reported in
the presence of UFOs. The ignition systems of auto and aircraft
engines have apparently been affected by energized force fields to
such an extent as to stop their operation; the headlights and radios
have also ceased to function. Here are a couple of examples. In
Buenos Aires, on March 29, 1978, "A strange force shut off their
engine and headlights of their Citroen CG, lifted it 15 feet off the
road, then set it down a minute later and 75 miles to the north." The
driver had noticed a yellow and violet light shining in his rear view
mirror while driving the last leg of a long stock car race, and he
realized that it was approaching too fast to be a competitor. A month
later a Colombian bank manager and a navy officer had their car
headlights go off when buzzed by a UFO, with the navy man suffering
temporary paralysis. Other South American countries in which similar
actions were reported around that time included Argentina, Chile,
Peru, and Uruguay.(61)

These effects have also been noted to influence the controls and
instruments of aircraft, e.g., the pilot of a Piper PH-24 reported
that his controls became inoperable when he was approached by three
disk-shaped objects, 10 to 12 feet in diameter, over Mexico City on
May 3,1975.(62) Similar cases have been reported by military pilots,
illustrated by the classic case of the near mid-air collision of an
army helicopter with a UFO on October 18, 1973, over Ohio, where not
only did both the UHF and VHF radio wave- lengths go dead
temporarily, but the downward movement of the helicopter with its
four occupants was levitated upward by a green beam from the UFO in
time to prevent its crash into the ground.(63)

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In a less optimistic scenario, you may have engine trouble upon
approaching the scene, and radio contact could be lost with your
dispatcher. If at night, your headlights could go out, the city could
be blacked out, and your portable generators may malfunction when you
attempt to use them for fans and portable lights. It would certainly
be an inopportune time for your comrades to announce that they had
decided to take their pensions, effective immediately.


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posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 05:17 AM
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This will work for some vehicles but not older ones without electronic ignition.
Or the would be bombers will learn to shield the electronics.
I think this would be far more useful in enforcing martial law and preventing people from leaving the cities in exodus.
Stall a few and block the highway is all that would be needed.
Just more expensive junk to sell our security crazed governments.


Eta _ Ouch! I just bought a new Prius plug in. (see bottom of OP)
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posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 05:19 AM
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I believe you are bang on the money.
Rainbows
Jane



posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 05:23 AM
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Asktheanimals
This will work for some vehicles but not older ones without electronic ignition.
Or the would be bombers will learn to shield the electronics.
I think this would be far more useful in enforcing martial law and preventing people from leaving the cities in exodus.
Stall a few and block the highway is all that would be needed.
Just more expensive junk to sell our security crazed governments.


Eta _ Ouch! I just bought a new Prius plug in. (see bottom of OP)


No worries, brother. It's only good out to 50 meters. That's the distance to the front row of pop-up targets the way I was trained. I wonder if it would be effective on my Harley ... but yeah ... I think your Prius is done for -grin-.



posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 05:33 AM
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Sounds like a remake of the movie 'The Italian Job' is in order.

Great way to get away from the cops. Give it a few years and you can take out Police helicopters.

The bad guys are going to love this! I think they will have it as soon as it hits the market. The Chinese will copy, miniaturize and sell it like hotcakes!

Science needs a Hippocratic Oath.

Just stupid!

P



posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 05:34 AM
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People shouldn't be buying cars with engine management computers anyway. All they are is a construction which allows you to be ripped off buy the dealership. A car ought to be an engine, attached by purely mechanical means, to five wheels, one of which controls the other four. More than that is a total abomination, and is so needlessly over complicated to operate and maintain, that it renders the driver at the mercy of which ever awful corporation constructed the thing.

And now it would seem that they now allow ones vehicle to be stopped at the whim of any uniformed agent of the state? No, I think not. I think that when I purchase a motor car, I will be looking to acquire a vehicle built before 1990, when the majority of vehicles did not have such weaknesses.



posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 05:43 AM
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If they cut the engine, the driver is left with out power steering or power breaks.

If the devise was used in an urban setting it would only be safe when the vehicle is already stopped.



posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 05:48 AM
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I think this would be far more useful in enforcing martial law and preventing people from leaving the cities in exodus.
Stall a few and block the highway is all that would be needed.


I think that there are much more effective and lower cost alternatives for that... I know, govt..

In WA just give a drunk guy with a chainsaw a can of Rainier and he'll block every street for miles! OK like one mile per Rainier can. Still... Or Stihl...



posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 05:55 AM
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just like all other technology that CAN be used to catch criminals, the criminals will know how to side step it. it will be used, like you said, for controlling the already oppressed people who have no other options.



posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 06:13 AM
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They're pushing to have black boxes installed in all new cars.
Eventually they'll require them in every vehicle.
What a sick bunch of control freaks that run things.

Bad boys bad boys whatcha gonna do , whatcha gonna do when they push the button on you?
No more police chases! What will LA do?



posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 06:22 AM
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The cash for clunker BS put a real damper on older cars...... Used to be able to go to a scrapyard, pay a few hundred bucks, and have a working vehicle in a few weeks. Those days are gone.



posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 06:26 AM
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reply to post by Asktheanimals
 


Well stuff that.

Innocence must be assumed, until guilt has been established, and only the guilty need to be monitored in such a fashion.



posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 06:27 AM
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reply to post by TrueBrit
 

I've got my eye on something along the lines of Rosemary and Thymes land rover


Rainbows
Jane



posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 06:30 AM
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There was a similar scheme at work here for a while, but there are still quite a number of elderly motorcars available if one is prepared to go to the breakers yard and cobble together a whole one. More fun that way I would imagine in any case.



posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 06:32 AM
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I would quite like a Mk II Ford Escort. I think I would have to have it re sprayed in matt black, just so the chrome pops out like a jack in the box.



posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 06:49 AM
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I'm sure I have some fluffy dice somewhere in the back of the shed, and a couple of 'spots' I could give you if you find your MK II.
Rainbows
Jane



posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 07:00 AM
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I might well take you up on the spots if I can find my chariot of choice! I am just interested in ensuring that I can repair and maintain the vehicle I end up with, without resorting to paying a mechanic or a dealer for anything other than a yearly MOT inspection.



posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 07:44 AM
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So, this means old cars with a set of points, or a basic diesel engine will be worth money as criminals will want to buy them!

Again this seems like yet another device aimed at the ordinary citizen as the criminals will simply use basic engines that are not affected.



posted on Oct, 19 2013 @ 10:31 AM
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Give me a 1970 Grand Prix and I will be happy. Built like a tank and with a 455 HO engine it could outrun almost anything on the road.





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