Brampton: Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown has urged Minister Omar Alghabra to order a recall of top 10 most hacked vehicles due to bad technology under Section 10.5 of the Motor Vehicle Safety Act.
The chances of these vehicles being stolen are much higher as they can be operated without the key and lock. He said that in the last few months, there has been a significant increase in the number of thefts of vehicles and there can be no better solution to prevent such thefts.
In a press conference held outside Brampton’s City Hall, Brown said that car manufacturers are resorting to technology that can be easily hacked. This hacking process has been called relay attack.
The thieves use the trick of opening the car from inside the house and starting it using the radio frequency. The theft situation has reached a “crisis” point in Canada.
It is estimated that 5 million vehicles in Canada do not require ignition by keying them, and such vehicles are mostly targeted by thieves.
Brown said that such attacks and thefts could be prevented by making minor changes, but car companies have refused to recall cars as volunteers. It’s time for the federal government to intervene and take steps to stop these thefts.