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Russian Police may remotely disable cars

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It’s reported that Russian police have a new way to deal with car theft, hijackers and violators of traffic rules – remotely switching off the ignition of a car they are persuing.

The Telematics News website quotes the country’s Izvestia newspaper saying that they are using a feature of the Russian version of eCall, ERA-GLONASS, which is becoming mandatory for all new vehicles.

It says the ability to communicate with any car equipped with ERA-GLONASS provides ability to remotely control the car.

“The option of turning off the ignition is implemented in many anti-theft systems,” says the report.  “The signal can be sent via satellite or cellular networks, as the communications is performed in ERA-GLONASS.”

(Picture credit – Telematics News)

 
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