1998-10-19

European Perspective on Security Technology 98C047

Car crime alone costs the British motorists £3 billion annually. Also results from a recent Fleet Marketing Survey revealed 32% of British drivers belive that they will become victims of car crime. The same survey also asked if vehicle manufacturers should be doing more to build security into their vehicles. A staggering 91% said yes!Therefore for example, with the technical interface of such regular items as engine motronics communicating with new infotronics - it is a golden opportunity for global manufacturers to link up with new generation engine software lock immobilizers or something equivalent and consider other special security features.Good brand equity on security technology, in my opinion is vital and here to stay! Apart from having satisfied buying customers, security needs to be recognised and approved with the local type approval agencies, insurance industry, police and many government bodies. My paper will address these fundamental issues in more detail.

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