Tracking module from Continental stops car thieves in their tracks, makes possible new approach to fleet management, and revolutionizes insurance rate calculations
In launching the Novanto telematics box, Continental is declaring war on vehicle thieves and high insurance rates. About the size of a pocketbook and concealed in an inconspicuous plastic housing, the electronic unit can be used to track down a vehicle so equipped worldwide. If required and if permitted under data protection law, a central office can monitor a vehicle’s movements and even remotely disable it. Possibilities like this can be put to use everywhere, giving police the wherewithal to put a stop to a carnapper’s game and recover stolen vehicles. Fleet managers can …