How do you even identify a suicide bomber? NATO is developing a device that will stop them in their tracks before they can reach a target. In a video released, NATO researchers in Norway demonstrate how effective their weapon is against cars, a jet ski and a drone.

The high-intensity electromagnetic beam will stop a vehicle by interfering with its controls and turning off its engine. The video below shows how the beam halts an approaching car in simulation of a military checkpoint, and in another test, its mounted inside the back of a vehicle stopping another car from approaching behind. It works against remotely detonated bomb by jamming radio signals.

Testing is set to conclude in 2014, and while a lot of the tech remains unknown, which could be the best, the challenge is for getting the target right.

Nevertheless, a misfired beam is better than allowing cars to past a checkpoint.