The Ultimate Car Security Quiz
GPS tracking, vehicle identification numbers and the President's armored limo: How much do you know about today's high-tech car security systems?
What popular car tracking system is used to track stolen cars and featured in the action flick "Live Free and Die Hard?"
What car manufacturer offers the system OnStar on its vehicles?
- General Motors
In addition to emergency response, what popular feature does OnStar provide to drivers on a daily basis?
- Beverage service
- Complimentary satellite radio
- Four-wheel drive
- Turn-by-turn directions
What is the process of chemically etching a unique identification number on parts of a car called?
- VIN etching
- Car tattooing
- VIN scratching
- Window identification scarring
President Barack Obama's "First Limo" is decked out in enough armor to weigh several tons. What brand of car is it?
Which car manufacturer developed a concept car with drunk driver detection?
Which car manufacturer sells a publicly available vehicle with class six bullet resistance?
What phrase refers to the wireless communications systems in cars?
What car security rating organization is named after a town in England?
- London Automotive
The CobraTrak 5 security system includes a feature dubbed ADR. What does ADR stand for?
- Automatic Driver Recognition
- Advanced Driver Recognition
- Automatic Distance Regulator
- Accentuated Driver Regulator
OnStar offers a service called MyLink. What is MyLink?
- Keychain pager
- Vehicle status program for Windows/Mac
- Its smart phone app
- In-car dashboard system
Even if thieves steal your car, what type of security system could make it difficult for them to get very far?
- Starter killer
- Engine immobilization
- Cold engine technology
The CarShield telematics security system allows you to remotely unlock your car doors using this wireless technology.
- Infrared blasting
Researchers have discovered a way to wirelessly hack this car system and gain control of other elements of the vehicle. What is it?
- Computer brain
- Tire pressure-monitors
- Power steering
When was the car alarm first reported as being installed in an automobile?
What kind of unrealistic car security system helped James Bond trick his enemies in the film "Die Another Day?"
- Jet boosters
- GPS masking
BMW's answer to OnStar is called:
- BMW Assist
- BMW Star
- BMW 24/7
- BMW Connect
How many categories of security does Thatcham rate?
LoJack says it has what chance of regaining a stolen vehicle within 24 hours.
- 55 percent
- 70 percent
- 90 percent
- 95 percent
Cars are stolen how often in the United States?
- Every 5 seconds
- Every 30 seconds
- Every 75 seconds
- Every 120 seconds