Once again our news headlines are dominated by the ever-increasing incidents of car theft, most often now from the owner’s home or garage.
I have been led to believe that the engines of all recently manufactured cars are controlled by a small computer under the bonnet. Chips in this computer control most aspects of the car’s operation. Including the ignition.
Why doesn’t the government mandate that all new cars entering this country must be equipped with a chip that responds to an individual, unique password that allows the owner to disable the car’s ignition by simply sending a signal to it by mobile phone?
This simple system would work as well as what we used to do in the old days – take the rotor button out of the distributer. PETER BEATTS, Mareeba