Would An Emp Stop a Car?

We’ve all seen the movies, or at least we’ve heard of them. In these movies, a human being is in danger and they have to stop the car to save them. But is this really how it works?

What is an EMP?

An EMP is an electronic malfunction that can disable electronic devices, such as cars and computers.

How an EMP Could Affect Your Car

If an EMP were to hit the United States, it could affect your car in a few different ways. The first and most obvious way is that an EMP could disable your car’s electronics. This would mean that you wouldn’t be able to start the car, control the air conditioning or windows, or read the gauges. If you’re driving in a disaster area where there are no working services, an EMP could also make it difficult for you to stay safe. An EMP can cause power outages that can lead to dangerous situations if you’re without a working vehicle.

What to do if You’re Affected by an EMP

If you’re affected by an EMP, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself and your family. First, make sure you have a copy of your emergency contact information written down and easy to find. Second, know how to identify and protect yourself from electric shock. Third, have an understanding of what kind of emergency situation would warrant an EMP attack and how to respond. Finally, be proactive about protecting your family by practicing readiness and contingency planning.


In this concluding paragraph, we’ll talk about what an EMP would do to a car. If you’ve read the article up until now, then you’ll know that an EMP is a type of electromagnetic pulse. When an EMP strikes a wire or electronic device, it causes catastrophic damage and often results in devices going dead. An EMP strike against cars would be similar; it would disable the electronics in cars, causing them to stop working. Obviously, this wouldn’t just happen overnight – it would take some time for all the electronic systems in cars to fail completely. In the meantime, drivers might be able to get their vehicles moving by using manual controls or by calling for help on roadside emergency telephones. However, as soon as they reach a safe place (a building or other large structure), their car will most likely be immobilized and unable to be driven away again.

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