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The Ultimate Car Security Quiz
by Staff
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?"

  • CarShield
  • Zoombak
  • LoJack
  • CobraTrak

What car manufacturer offers the system OnStar on its vehicles?

  • BMW
  • Toyota
  • General Motors
  • Ford

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?

  • Buick
  • Cadillac
  • Lexus
  • Duracar

Which car manufacturer developed a concept car with drunk driver detection?

  • Honda
  • Toyota
  • Kia
  • Nissan

Which car manufacturer sells a publicly available vehicle with class six bullet resistance?

  • BMW
  • Cadillac
  • Lexus
  • HUMMER

What phrase refers to the wireless communications systems in cars?

  • Wi-Fi
  • 3G
  • Telematics
  • Telephony

What car security rating organization is named after a town in England?

  • London Automotive
  • Thatcham
  • Kent
  • Swindon

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
  • ABS
  • Cold engine technology

The CarShield telematics security system allows you to remotely unlock your car doors using this wireless technology.

  • 3G
  • Infrared blasting
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS

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
  • OnStar
  • Power steering

When was the car alarm first reported as being installed in an automobile?

  • 1913
  • 1920
  • 1954
  • 1972

What kind of unrealistic car security system helped James Bond trick his enemies in the film "Die Another Day?"

  • Jet boosters
  • Invisibility
  • Wings
  • 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?

  • 3
  • 5
  • 7
  • 13

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