Fear and Imagination
Interesting anecdote from World War II.
Posted on August 27, 2012 at 7:06 PM
@observer - the point of the story is that the car never stopped due to the transmitter.
A soldier/official came out and told them to stop (so they wouldn't interfere with the TV experiment).
Then either in the imagination of the driver - or the authorities actually told them this - they assumed that the transmitter would stop the car and the car and the guard went in to turn it off so they could proceed.
There is a suggestion that modern car electronics can be affected by high power radar - there have been stories of certain models cutting out near big missile defence radar installations. That these are always officially denied only adds to the rumour.
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