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Old 21st April 2009, 11:24   #1
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This is an interesting safety device for cars. It is already in market and selling in international market. It is most suitable for Indian car owners particularly Scorpios owners.

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How's this for an interesting piece of convergence technology? It is never a pleasant experience when you return from a nice dinner to find that your car is missing. Presumably, one of two things happened. First, your car may have been towed and now you could be footing quite the big bill. Second, your car may have been stolen.

While it may not help with the first situation, this solution from some University of Saskatchewan engineering students could certainly help with the latter. If your car happens to get stolen, you can send a text message to a certain number and it remotely shut off your car, no matter where it is. This way, the thief will get stranded on the side of the road and you can more easily recover your prized Chevy Aveo.
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Anju, similar systems are available in India at affordable prices.
Here's one: Welcome to Amsaki.com
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Even xenos has got it. Costs a whopping 9g. Wont fitting a reverse gear lock solve this? How effective is this gear lock? And why just scorpio owners?
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And why just scorpio owners?
Tops the thieves' list of the most wanted!
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Anju, similar systems are available in India at affordable prices.
Here's one: Welcome to Amsaki.com
No distributors in Bangalore :(
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The GPS+GSM based locators (and immobilizers) are much more accurate. Reading the TOI article at Amsaki web site shows that the actual tracking still involved lot of guess work and effort. The GPS based trackers on other hand give you position within few meters.
I will not mention name of company I am involved with as it violates the policy here but there are many Indian option also available.
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Anju, similar systems are available in India at affordable prices.
Here's one: Welcome to Amsaki.com
I looked at the product mentioned here and it uses GSM technology for locating the car. While you could get a fix on the car by triangulating the GSM signals - IMO - a GPS based system would be better.
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The GPS+GSM based locators (and immobilizers) are much more accurate. ...
Can you PM me the name of company you are talking about. I need to install one such device ASAP.
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I looked at the product mentioned here and it uses GSM technology for locating the car. While you could get a fix on the car by triangulating the GSM signals - IMO - a GPS based system would be better.
GPS based systems cost a lot more.
GSM solutions are much lighter on the pocket.

Both are available in India.
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I've read that remotely limiting the throttle, and using GPS tracking have become tools of the loan companies in USA.

Remotely turning off the engine when the thief is overtaking a large vehicle with a bus coming the other way could result in there being very little car to reclaim, let alone very little thief
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Remotely turning off the engine when the thief is overtaking a large vehicle with a bus coming the other way could result in there being very little car to reclaim, let alone very little thief
Thank God all bad dreams come to an end!
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I've read that remotely limiting the throttle, and using GPS tracking have become tools of the loan companies in USA.

Remotely turning off the engine when the thief is overtaking a large vehicle with a bus coming the other way could result in there being very little car to reclaim, let alone very little thief
I feel right now that device is custom made for US where two roads are separate. Upon shut down message car goes into limping mode and finally shut down the engine. Your situation hold true in India state roads, which are mostly single road for both side of traffic. If thieves try to test GQ then it will be useful
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Remotely turning off the engine when the thief is overtaking a large vehicle with a bus coming the other way could result in there being very little car to reclaim, let alone very little thief
He He He.. Thats one scenario that the thieves in India are gonna have to think about. Man the Owner will also be having this fingernails in his mouth thinking of this scenario.

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I have seen one GSM+GPS tracking system available locally in Delhi. It is a really effective and easy to use/understand system. The website of the vendor is :: Welcome to Auto Track ::

I saw a live demo on a hyundai Accent. It's somewhat nice to have such a thing on your car, however the downside being the entry cost and the monthly bill of 200 that Airtel would be footing for using the GSM services.
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I have seen one GSM+GPS tracking system available locally in Delhi. It is a really effective and easy to use/understand system. The website of the vendor is :: Welcome to Auto Track ::

I saw a live demo on a hyundai Accent. It's somewhat nice to have such a thing on your car, however the downside being the entry cost and the monthly bill of 200 that Airtel would be footing for using the GSM services.
Their website seems to be down.. Are you sure about their trustworthiness ??
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