Each innovation goes through a more or less arduous development phase before reaching satisfactory maturity and reliability. This is true for hands-free access as it is for all kinds of electronic systems which have enriched the content of our cars over the past thirty years. In the case of this famous wrench (which isn’t really one anymore since it takes the shape of the credit card or the dragee), the engineers have not finished pulling out their hair – and consumers to suffer from their negligence. Because if locking and starting the engine is satisfactory, protection against break-ins and theft leaves much to be desired. And it has been for too long already.
The driver starts his car without taking the key from his pocket; the thief copies it without breaking and entering
In its edition dated March 18, 2016, the weekly Auto Plus demonstrated how easily a simple handyman could take possession of a brand new Renault, as part of a first survey devoted to what was then a new phenomenon: the electronic theft. This is how it is agreed to call hacking of the signal emitted by the hands-free key.
Ten years earlier, in the fall of 2000, Renault paid
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