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November 2018

16 November 2018

VW now lets Apple users unlock their cars with Siri

VW announced on Monday that its smartphone app now supports Siri commands for Apple users. Notably, Apple users can now unlock and lock their Volkswagen with a Siri voice command.

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13 November 2018

Sharp rise in patent applications for self-driving vehicles in Europe, new study finds

A study published today, 6 November 2018, by the European Patent Office (EPO) reveals that innovation in self-driving vehicles (SDV) is accelerating fast and finds that patent protection strategies in the area of self-driving vehicle technology more closely resemble those in the information and communication (ICT) sector than those in the traditional…

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9 November 2018

2017 Germany: Most-Frequently Stolen Car Brands and Models

In 2017, Volkswagen, Audi and BMW were the car brands most frequently stolen in Germany. However, per number of insured cars, the theft risk was the highest for Land Rover and Porsche owners. The total numbers of car stolen in Germany in 2017 was at a decade low although the cost to insurers increased with cost per claim reaching an all-time high https://www.gdv.de/de/themen/news/autodiebstahl-2018---alle-zahlen-auf-einen-blick-36594

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5 November 2018

Police warning as Ford Fiestas are stolen and stripped for parts

A certain make and model of car is being stripped of parts or stolen in what is becoming a crime wave. Police in one region have warned Ford Fiesta owners because the cars are being targeted there due to their new automatic key-less unlocking system.

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October 2018

31 October 2018

NICB Releases 2018 Annual Holiday Vehicle Theft Report

22,770 VEHICLES STOLEN ON 11 HOLIDAYS DES PLAINES, Ill., Oct. 30, 2018 — New data released today by the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) shows a total of 22,770 vehicles were reported stolen on the 11 holidays in 2017 covered in this report. NICB theft data is pulled from the National Crime Information Center’s (NCIC) stolen vehicle…

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