November 5, 2005

GPS 1 Unsuspecting car thief 0

Posted in Articles at 10:31 am by siddey

Perth, Western Australia

The Australian newspaper reports that an unsuspecting car thief in Perth, choosing the wrong car, i.e. one fitted with GPS enabled vehicle tracking, was tracked and arrested at his home within minutes. His bad luck was the good fortune of the owner and the techno-saavy WA Police Force.

It is always good to see my hometown in the media, especially when it relates to the use of GPS and location based services. Western Australia is a beautiful, relaxed place. In such an environment, those poor car thieves don’t stand a chance against that nasty vehicle tracking technology.

Before sometime tells me, yes I am aware that vehicle tracking has been in existence for many years. I just wanted to be one of the few people including non-US LBS related articles online. 😉

I can see the early retirement of many common car thieves is not far off. Go Perth!


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