The Sunday Times Driving Placeholder

Test your knowledge: which car had the first remotely...


It was claimed to be the first mass-produced coupé to be designed in a wind tunnel. Not literally, of course; the paper would have blown off the...
Keyless car wireless car key history

Keyless wonder: how did we end up with "smart" keys...


'The new Fuego. The fastest 2 door car in the world.' The advertising strapline was splashed across pages of the UK’s best selling magazines and...
How hi-tech thieves are defeating keyless car security systems

How hi-tech thieves are defeating keyless car security...


As some insurers refuse to cover Range Rovers after a spate of thefts, car makers are finally admitting to a security flaw. The good old metal key...
WHEN DANIEL Witte paid nearly £70,000 for his dream car he wasn’t taking any chances with security. The Sunday Times reader from the West Midlands fitted the Audi RS 4 Avant with a top-rated alarm and parked it on his drive, monitored by two clearly visible CCTV cameras.

Gone in 90 seconds: How thieves hack into and steal...


Thefts of supposedly impregnable keyless-entry cars are on the rise, thanks to devices available on the internet that can be used to program blank...