All your cars are belong to us

Spectre

The Deported
Joined
Feb 1, 2007
Messages
36,145
Location
Dallas, Texas
Car(s)
87 XJ6 | 89 Bronco | 86 CB700SC | 02 919 | 00 4Run
Blind_Io;n3553393 said:
Well, it's not as possible to scale to that today. As I recall GM was producing cars for about a decade with an absurdly small number of key patterns, you had something like a one in eight chance of your key working in any given GM produced vehicle.
That was BL.

GM wasn't much better. They actually had way more different patterns but so many were so close to each other than you could actually open most GMs with just a few basic keys. https://www.truthorfiction.com/gm-keys/
 

prizrak

Forum Addict
Joined
Apr 2, 2007
Messages
19,663
Location
No, sleep, till, BROOKLYN
Car(s)
11 Xterra Pro-4x, 12 'stang GT
http://www.thedrive.com/tech/23599/t...y-a-smartphone
The Drive said:
.

A computer forensics specialist who commented on the happenings of the incident was able to narrow down just how the alleged stolen Tesla was taken with such reported ease. The person allegedly responsible for taking the car is believed to have reached out to Tesla's customer support to add the stolen Model 3 to his Tesla account by its vehicle identification number. Once the vehicle was accessible on a smartphone that was signed into this person’s account, he was reportedly able to unlock the car and drive away without ever needing a key.
Though Tesla has the highest rate of theft recovery, it still looks to reduce the number of events which occur. Recently Tesla has addressed this problem by adding a PIN-to-drive function. This enables owners to require a PIN (in addition to a key fob or authenticated phone) before actually driving off with the vehicle.
Good job Tesla, you have figured out the technology that Ford had on their cars since the 90s at least
 

jack_christie

Well-Known Member
Joined
Aug 1, 2006
Messages
3,957

prizrak

Forum Addict
Joined
Apr 2, 2007
Messages
19,663
Location
No, sleep, till, BROOKLYN
Car(s)
11 Xterra Pro-4x, 12 'stang GT
If only there were some sort of a unique physical device that the owner could carry on them and insert into a special slot inside the car before it could be driven....
 

prizrak

Forum Addict
Joined
Apr 2, 2007
Messages
19,663
Location
No, sleep, till, BROOKLYN
Car(s)
11 Xterra Pro-4x, 12 'stang GT
I read that one today, that's hella weird also love how people have no idea that they can use them as regular keys
 
Top