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GPS tracking, PKE major R&D directions in car alarms

Makers are adding more functions to enhance the product’s security features with car locating and alert messaging capability.



  • GPS tracking: Manufacturers are adding GPS trackers to expand functionality. The latest car alarms support real-time monitoring and positioning, and come with an SOS button for emergency calls. Some enable sending of mobile phone alerts via SMS. Others offer remote lock/unlock, power cut-off and Google Maps as an option.
  • PKE adoption accelerating: Makers are also strengthening R&D on a public key encryption or PKE as declining prices bolster demand, particularly in the midrange market. Current varieties carry dedicated PKE chipsets from Microchip, NXP or TI, but as an option. A few enterprises have also introduced RFID solutions. The latter, however, will not replace PKE in the next 12 to 24 months due to cost and technical issues.
  • Transmitter enhancements: A rising number of units come in more compact configurations. The latest releases include an LCD with multicolor backlight and touchscreen, a built-in antenna and colorful or chrome-plated housing.
  • Export & price projections: Overseas shipments are anticipated to increase 5 to 10 percent. Quotes will be generally stable.


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