A £120,000 Range Rover Autobiography was stolen by thieves taking advantage of weaknesses in the keyless entry system.
Thatcham Research has released its first Consumer Security Ratings for 2020, having assessed the security features of 13 new cars.
Lack of protection against theft from keyless entry ‘relay attacks’ results in ‘Poor’ security ratings for DS3 Crossback, Mazda 3, Toyota Rav-4 and Volvo S60
Ford has enhanced the keyless entry technology on new Fiesta and Focus models to make them harder to steal.
Thatcham Research updates security rating after new information around the specification of a motion sensor function on the key fob is provided by Porsche Cars (GB).
Thatcham Research has revealed which cars do not offer adequate protection against theft from keyless entry manipulation.
Avis Budget Group and Continental have collaborated to equip Avis’ EU and US connected fleets with Continental’s Key as a Service (KaaS) technology.
70% of motorists have said they would think twice before buying a keyless car, to avoid being a target for car hackers, according to a survey by Tracker.
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