Somebody tell automakers that technology isn’t supposed to go backwards.
We all know that smug look that the owner of a new luxury car gets when they approach their car and unlock it simply by putting their hand on the door. They’re able to do this with a keyless entry system. Aside from convenience, all this really does is make the process of getting into a car less awkward, but would you still tick off this option box if you knew how easy it is to steal one of these cars? All it takes is a range extender to trick the car into thinking you’re the sucker who spent money on a useless key.
Watch how easily a car thief tricks over 100 years of development in automotive technology.