Many people think that it is the rubber tires that protect them when their car is struck by lightning. He is also known for inventing the Faraday rotator and Faraday cage. For instance, a microwave is a type of Faraday cage. If you have ever had an MRI done, then you have been inside a Faraday cage, also known as an RF Shield. So, the rubber tires on your car do not protect you from lightning, they simply ground your vehicle so that the electricity has a place to exit.