Theft of electric cars from the workshop of the American car manufacturer Tesla is a very unique matter. They can be traced very quickly and the thief must possess, among other things, above-standard technological skills.
But if someone has them, they only need a few seconds. A great example is a pair of carefully disguised fellows captured by a security camera at the scene. One extended the signal and the other soon parked.
But what kind of signal is we talking about? However, the one who constantly transmits the so-called keyfob, or electronic key of the owner of the electric car. Being within range of the thief's portable extender, they could be used for non-violent opening and starting.
How to prevent it?
It's quite simple. How to inform Electrek, just activate the recently added PIN to Drive functionality. If someone does, from now on, the drive system can only be activated by entering a short code number. Thus, the owner of the stolen vehicle does not appear to have turned it on.
However, there is no significant probability that they will find the electric car sooner or later. Turning off GPS location is only possible after a new one if they know the user password.
Of course, there is still a plan B – forcibly removing the GPS antenna. However, Tesla may also have a backup plan, so it may not help either.