I’m watching Mythbusters tonight and they are testing the “put the car into reverse to stop” myth. They totally miss it.
Their automatic had an interlock that prevented it. But, I know that some automatics support this (see http://www.gt-legends.de/faq_en/q13.html)
The manual they used had a synchronized transmission. Of course that won’t work…the synchronizers in the transmission are preventing the gears frm meshing.
I think they missed this one.