New cars 'can be broken into in 10 seconds'


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A DS 3 Crossback and Audi TT RS were taken in 10 seconds, and a Land Rover Discovery Sport TD4 180 HSE in 30.

What Car? security experts performed the tests using the same specialist technology operated by thieves.

How keyless theft works
Thieves, normally working in pairs, will target a car parked outside a house.

One criminal will hold a device close to the car that boosts the signal meant for the key, while the other thief will stand close to the house with another device that relays that signal to the key, fooling the system.

Once the cars have been stolen, they will be stripped for parts, police say.

Car manufacturers have begun introducing new technologies to prevent keyless theft, such as motion detection technology.

What Car? was unable to break into cars that had motion detection installed as a safety measure, however the technology is not available across the car market.
 

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