I think KITT use to be able to do the same thing . . .
The high-power electromagnetic system (HPEMS) uses microwave energy to disable/damage vehicleâ€™s electronic control module/microprocessors which control engineâ€™s vital functions. The system is capable of (1) high-value asset perimeter protection from approaching hostile vehicles, (2) bringing cars to halt on urban, suburban roads and multi-lane highways, (3) perimeter protection for gas-oil (fueling) platform at sea and (4) day/night, all weather clandestine operations.