Not only is your car traced with this app based device and security system, but you can also enjoy features like geo fencing, etc. Compared to all these highly sophisticated anti theft devices and technologies, the high security registration plates simply pale in comparison.
To give you an example, Hyundai Motor India offers its service, known as HyundaiBlueLink in cars like the Venue, Verna, Creta, Elantra and the Tucson models.
The HyundaiBlueLink gives you a connected driving experience with an inbuilt SIM card which will also allow for remote monitoring of the vehicle’s security. Upon a Vehicle Burglar Alarm being activated, the owner will receive a notification that the vehicle has been stolen. The system also allows for live tracking of the vehicle, providing location information that will undoubtedly aid its quick retrieval. The owner also has the option of requesting the Hyundai call centre to immobilise the vehicle entirely. Is that not smart?
Motown India had a couple of years back also written about South Africa based Recoveri and its Microdot technology , a highly effective form of vehicle marking and powerful theft deterrent.
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MicroDot technology involves spraying thousands of the small dots, laser etched with a PIN (Personal Identification Number) number, linked to the Vehicle VIN Number. These small laser-etched dots contain nano-size (0.5 mm) particles that carry all the information. It becomes almost impossible for car thieves to dispose of the stolen car even after dismantling. Four-wheeler vehicles like cars, trucks or buses require at least 10,000 microdots, while at least 5,000 such dots are needed for two-wheeler. The manufacturers would have to ensure that the dots remain readable for at least 15 years after fitment.
Retrofitting old cars which are about to end their lives (In Delhi, petrol vehicles have a life of 15 years, while diesel vehicles have a life of 10 years) with HSRPs and colour coded stickers do not make sense.
At Motown India, we are not really convinced by the security provided by HSRPs and neither do we understand the purpose served by colour coded stickers.
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