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