From hotwiring to hacking: the evolving security tech protecting new cars
Car security has come a long way since the days of the steering wheel lock. Immobilisers, facial-recognition, and external cameras are just some of the upgrades protecting new cars from theft.
Vehicle theft prevention has advanced a long way since the days of blaring alarms and central locking.
Modern cars have much more sophisticated security systems designed to deter thieves and prevent them from accessing the vehicle. Some newer vehicles are even able to track the vehicle in the event the car is stolen.
While many car brands are happy to invest in features to improve the car’s performance, features, and functions to create a more appealing car, manufacturers are also investing heavily in security technology that you may never see – and hopefully never need.
“It’s much more difficult to steal a car now than it ever has been,” says Ashley Sanders, technical director of the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries.
These are the latest security features in modern vehicles keeping your car safe from theft.