Hijackers beware! SA man invents new device to stop car theft

Hijackers beware! SA man invents new device to stop car theft

Cape Town-based business visionary Phred Howroyd is the creative force behind a gadget that could bring hijacking to a screeching halt.

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Howroyd developed a gadget that interfaces a car to a cell phone.

Vehicle proprietors can immobilise certain auto capacities, for example, signal the hooter or turning on the ignition by means of cell phone.

The handset gadget enables a remote instruction to be sent by means of SMS from a cell phone to a vehicle with the end goal for it to execute a particular order set by the vehicle proprietor.

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Howroyd was a software programmer but has since retired and says he's been chipping away at the carjacking innovation for quite a long time.

He says he's been chatting with a few auto manufacturers and insurance agencies about his innovative device.

Briefly.co.za gathered that the inventor applied for a patent in 2015.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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