Companies knew that keyless cars could be stolen more easily

The motoring industry has ignored warnings from a decade ago that modern keyless car technology brings the risk of easier theft, research by the Observer has revealed.

Researchers warned more than ten years ago that the keyless car system is not safe. In 2011, researchers at the University of California and the University of Washington warned that there is a risk that modern cars could be coded and that they could easily open the doors and start the engine. According to the findings, it is easier for the dogs to imitate the code of the cars and in 20 seconds they were able to break them.

As a result, there was an increase in the number of car thefts in Europe. As "The Guardian" writes, in England and Wales in March 2023, the year ends with the most thefts in the decade.

Jaguar Land Rover announced in November that it will invest £10m to add safety to models produced between 2018 and 2022. Research has revealed that other companies also have this problem. Hyundai has also confirmed that it is working on the prevention of car theft as a priority.

The Association of British Motor Manufacturers has denied that the industry has failed in terms of safety.