If you have a car in which you enter without a key and turn on the engine – you are in trouble
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A modern car has more and more techniques to help the driver. One of these reliefs is getting into the car and starting the engine without the physical use of the key (Keyless technology). But how many elegant solutions make life easier for homeowners, they can soothe them.
We have already written about the modern car theft in the UK, where thieves with the help of heu equipment can drive an expensive car in less than 20 seconds. And all this without any physical damage.
The procedure is simple and it comes down to copying the signal, which comes from the key card. As it is usually located near the front door, thieves are sufficient to approach them and thus capture the signal. The signal acquisition device can be legally acquired and costs about 100 euros.
Because of this, in Britain the number of thefts increased dramatically. Up to 100,000 vehicles were stolen in 2017, an increase of up to 56% compared to the previous year.
German motorcycle club, ADAC recently tested up to 237 cars and three bikes which has the ability to unlock and start the engine without a wrench. They are models of more than 30 brands, such as Audi, Mercedes, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Peugeot, Renault, Škoda and Volvo.
Result: only three models passed the test, with four "thieves" encountering a problem.
Some of the best-selling Jaguar Lend Rover models – "Jaguar i-pace", "Land Rover Discovery" and "Range Rover" – were best displayed. Thanks to the technology, which uses an ultra-wide frequency signal, the cars remained intact.
The "infiniti Q30" could not be inserted, but the engine was switched on, while the reverse situation occurred with "Mazde 2", "volvo XC60 T5" and "BMW i3".
All others were "stolen"!
On hereSee which models are tested.
Otherwise, a car that is started in this way can drive until it is extinguished for the first time. So stolen thieves are usually taken overseas to reschedule and get a new key card.
The advice of ADAC experts is that it would be best to exclude this feature. Wrapping in an aluminum foil or putting it in a metal box has not proven to be an effective anti-theft method.
It would not be bad to keep your card away from the front door, especially if you live in a house.
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