Launching, locking, and unlocking the car over a cell phone was unthinkable a few decades ago.
However, it is more common to find cars with modern ignition systems that allow you to start and stop the vehicle by pushing the button. It is the comfort of the digital age we are already accustomed to.
But that comfort has some risks.
Theft without a key
New Consumer Surveys What? They have just discovered that many of the most popular cars in the world are subject to so-called "stolen thefts".
Among them are brands and models Ford Fiesta, Volkswagen Golf, Nissan Qashqai and Ford Focus.
And that cars were always subject to thieves, but new technologies could ease their work.
The Trade Union for the Automotive Industry of the United Kingdom (SMMT) says this "New cars are safer than ever."
But what? have analyzed attack data at the German Drivers' General Club (ADAC) and concluded that of the 237 unlocked cars only three new models – Land Rover and Jaguar – are rescued from hijackers who know how to use the attack technology.
The association insures in its report that "more than 30 brands have unsafe cars, "including Audi, BMW, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Peugeot, Renault, Škoda and Volvo.
"Thieves have been stealing theft for several years, but manufacturers continue to create new models that can steal that," the organization's statement said.
"That means there is growing group vehicles that thieves can attack. "
Harry Rose, editor of the book Which? The magazine said that manufacturers must "boost their work".
He also pointed out that thieves use special devices to enter the vehicle and drive it without any problems.
Now there is less car theft than in the 1990's, but in recent years this phenomenon has increased. AND technology "Keyless"(or unlocked) is the focus of the researcher.
Last year there were more than 106,000 reported vehicle thefts in the UK, which has been the largest since 2009.
Mexico and Brazil They lead the ranking of car theft in Latin America, according to a study prepared by Interpol and the Belisario Dominguez Institute in Mexico, but in such cases kidnapping is almost always carried out violently. Mafia with international networks participates in this activity.
The fact that new technologies can ease their work can be crucial in fighting this type of crime.
By contrast, Mike Hawes, Director of SMMT, said that "the industry is seriously taking crime related to stolen vehicles and (say) the opposite is categorical wrong."
"New cars are safer than ever, and the latest technology has contributed to a drastic reduction in theft," he said.
"Criminals will always look for new ways to steal cars, it's a constant battle, and manufacturers are continuing to invest billions of dollars in more sophisticated functionality."
But Hawes also said that technology it can only avoid stealing "to a certain extent".
"We will continue to demand that measures be taken to stop the free sale of equipment without legal aid that helps criminals to steal cars."
Who? He is looking for greater responsibility for the manufacturers: cars now being produced "have up to 10 times more chance of being stolen", he is being indicted in his investigation.
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