New Delhi: Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) UK has reaffirmed its dedication to car safety, guaranteeing automobiles are protected and up to date with the newest know-how to stop thefts.
Autos manufactured from 2022 onwards are constructed on JLR’s most superior electrical structure, that means they’ve the newest safety features and are proving resilient to theft. Since January 2022, solely 0.07% of recent Vary Rover and new Vary Rover Sports activities on the street have been stolen, whereas solely 0.3% of recent Defenders have been affected since 2020.
The most recent safety and know-how can be deployed to earlier technology automobiles, together with these out of guarantee, guaranteeing they’re up to date with the identical ranges of safety as present fashions: since 2022, greater than 65,000 eligible automobiles from 2018 fashions onwards have to date obtained safety updates by way of their retailer. JLR has carried out this intensive rollout out by contacting purchasers straight and remaining house owners are being urged to take up these updates.
“Whereas car theft within the UK is affecting the entire automobile trade, at JLR we perceive the unfavourable influence this will have on the possession expertise for our purchasers. Our funding of greater than GBP 10 million demonstrates our ongoing dedication to tackling this problem. Via our long-standing collaboration with regulation enforcement and key companions, our skilled workforce will proceed to develop and deploy efficient anti-theft measures to make sure purchasers are protected. It’s my private precedence,” Patrick McGillycuddy, managing director, JLR UK, stated.
In 2018, JLR pioneered the event of Extremely-Extensive Band (UWB) safety to counter the ‘relay assault’, the place criminals intercept alerts between the car and key to unlock the automobile. Autos aren’t susceptible to that technique when geared up with this know-how, which additionally mitigates the requirement to retailer keys in a faraday pouch.
JLR all the time recommends that purchasers use each obtainable measure to guard their car, together with the Jaguar and Land Rover ‘Distant’ apps. These are related service which JLR has made obtainable so purchasers can entry a collection of safety features, akin to car lock reminders and ‘Guardian Mode’, which displays the car and offers an alert if there’s any unauthorised interplay.
JLR additionally strongly urges any Vary Rover, Defender, Discovery and Jaguar purchasers who’ve been contacted in regards to the safety updates obtainable to them, to make sure they’re accomplished by way of their authorised retailer.
JLR has labored carefully with automotive threat and intelligence firm Thatcham Analysis for nearly three a long time, to develop trade main safety techniques.
“Thatcham Analysis acknowledges that organised criminality is of significant concern to all car producers. Together with Thatcham Analysis, JLR has actively supported police and different companions, adopting a holistic strategy to establish potential safety vulnerabilities, and dealing proactively to shut them down. We proceed to work carefully with JLR, together with benchmarking of their lately carried out theft countermeasures as examples of safety greatest follow. We’re hopeful these measures will restrict additional theft publicity,” Richard Billyeald, chief monetary officer, Thatcham, stated.