UX Challenge: Prevent Car Theft


Preface: About $5.9 billion was lost to motor vehicle theft in 2016, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Report. The average dollar loss per theft was $7,680. Motor vehicles were stolen at a rate of 236.9 per 100,000 people in 2016, up 6.6 percent from 2015. (From https://www.iii.org/fact-statistic/facts-statistics-auto-theft). Today’s cars are not equipped to deal with theft. Enabling cars to counteract thefts will reduce a lot of lost money.

Problem: Cars are not equipped properly to prevent car thefts.

Challenge: Design an anti-theft car system that prevents thefts and/or tracks stolen cars. The system needs to be installed in the cars and should act independent of car’s functioning.

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