Microwave Device Closer To Frying Perps' ECUs

We told you about the development of a cop-car-mounted microwave transmitter that can fry a vehicle's microprocessors almost three years ago, and now it's working pretty well. Pasadena-based Eureka Aerospace claims its device, which weighs about 200 pounds and is suitable for mounting on a car roof, should be ready for vehicle deployment within 18 months. We're not quite sure what will happen to, like, all the other electronic stuff that happens to be in its line of fire (this baby has a peak transmit power of two gigawatts) when the cops are trying to shut down some parole absconder's primered-out Mercury Sable, but we're sure hilarity (and litigation) will ensue. [MIT Technology Review]