Oh noes, not a radio-beam device, anything but that:
E2V has developed a non-lethal weapon that can disable the engines of motor vehicles and small boats at a distance of up to 50m in under three seconds.
Dubbed RF Safe-Stop, the unit, which weighs approximately 350kg, has so far been integrated into Nissan Nevara and Toyota Land Cruisers and is designed to temporarily disable a vehicle’s electronic systems and bring it to a halt. Such systems are said to be particularly suited to stopping vehicles suspected as being used as car bombs.
No, not car bombs!
Talk about clueless gullible journalists and regurgitating PR drivel.