Police scientists are developing technology to stop e-vehicles remotely. They are working on ways to jam electronic scooters from moving, but research will also focus on targeting cars and bikes.
The Mail on Sunday has learned that the project has been under way since last year, although pressure for a breakthrough is likely to increase following the death of two teenagers in Cardiff last week.
Minutes from a National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) meeting in December last year – seen by the MoS – reveal that forces are looking into ‘the development of deployable equipment that officers can use to stop autonomous and electric vehicles safely’ with the use of ‘waveform and amplifier’ technology.
The minutes say: ‘Once developed, this will provide an important capability to policing, firstly for stopping e-scooters safely, and latterly larger vehicles.’