LoJack introduces stolen vehicle tracking system for electric cars

LoJack has introduced its next generation Stolen Vehicle Recovery System based on a newly developed proprietary power management protocol.

This self-powered Stolen Vehicle Recovery System does not draw any power from a vehicle’s battery or electrical system, which makes it ideally suited for the vehicles of today and the future, including hybrid and electric cars.

The next generation Stolen Vehicle Recovery System answers the needs of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) that are seeking to implement intelligent power management systems in new cars. With the growing number of features and devices installed and utilized in today’s vehicles, there is an increasing need to reduce the draw on a vehicle’s battery to enable maximum vehicle performance and efficiency.

More than one third of all vehicle breakdowns are due to electrical failures caused by too much dependence on the battery. Unlike GPS-based aftermarket products that draw power from a vehicle’s electrical system, the self powered LoJack solution helps retain battery power. It is especially ideal for hybrids and electric vehicles where maintaining battery power is so essential. And, by eliminating the draw on the vehicle battery, it is optimized for collector cars as well because there is no need to connect to the electrical system, which can be a complicated and disruptive process in customized collector vehicles.

Since the new system does not have to be connected to the vehicle’s electrical system, it provides efficiencies in the installation process and increases the number of locations inside the vehicle where the unit may be hidden — which is especially critical for the company’s licensees in markets where the theft problem is particularly severe. Being even more covert also will help ensure that LoJack’s Stolen Vehicle Recovery System — with its national recovery rate of 90 percent — remains the industry leader moving forward.

The next generation Stolen Vehicle Recovery System will be available for distribution through the company’s international licensees in the fourth quarter of this year and rolled out in the United States beginning in the first quarter of 2010.

Source: LoJack.

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