Granted, the last testing was done a decade ago and the vehicles used by today's standards would be considered "old". They have only become more dependent upon computers and sensitive electronics.We tested a sample of 37 cars in an EMP simulation laboratory, with automobile vintages ranging from 1986 through 2002. Automobiles of these vintages include extensive
electronics and represent a significant fraction of automobiles on the road today. The testing was conducted by exposing running and nonrunning automobiles to sequentially
increasing EMP field intensities. If anomalous response (either temporary or permanent) was observed, the testing of that particular automobile was stopped. If no anomalous
response was observed, the testing was continued up to the field intensity limits of the simulation capability (approximately 50 kV/m).
Automobiles were subjected to EMP environments under both engine turned off and engine turned on conditions. No effects were subsequently observed in those automobiles that were not turned on during EMP exposure.
The most serious effect observed on running automobiles was that the motors in three cars stopped at field strengths of approximately 30 kV/m or above.
In an actual EMP exposure, these vehicles would glide to a stop and require the driver to restart them. Electronics in the dashboard of one automobile were damaged and required repair.
Other effects were relatively minor. Twenty-five automobiles exhibited malfunctions that could be considered only a nuisance (e.g., blinking dashboard lights) and did not require driver intervention to correct.
Eight of the 37 cars tested did not exhibit any anomalous response.
Most of them work prior to an attack. The ones that work post EMP attack are the ones hard to find.Does anybody know of a good ATV that can withstand an EMP strike. In modern times even lots of the ATVs have tons of electronics which would all get wiped out in the event of an EMP. Does anybody know of an ATV that would function prior to an EMP strike?
It doesn't have to be a hostile country that does it, the sun could do it.Realistically, there are are probably only a couple countries that have the ability to cause an EMP in the US, and the ones that I think would actually want to do it are the ones who don’t have the ability to do so. On top of that, I highly doubt that we wouldn’t be able to prevent it these days, but I could be wrong.