Imagine your car has been stolen and all that you need to do is to sit in front of a PC and make it ’immovable’ wherever it may be. Sounds improbable but a new device being developed by Bangalore-based MobiApps in India can make this happen. MobiApps is a provider of hybrid terrestrial and satellite technologies for commercial communications. Sensing market opportunities in improved communication networks, and growing population of cars, MobiApps is planning to introduce this yet-to-be-named device next year.
The MobiApps device, which will sit inside the vehicle, will essentially stops the car engine from functioning by taking instructions from a satellite-based communications network. In addition, it will also be able to monitor fuel-level, oil and gas level in the vehicle, tyre pressure, brake fluids and other essential resources in real-time.
The device is based on the company’s telematics platform. Telematics enables remote access to vehicle data over a wireless network. MobiApps offers hybrid communication products using converged wireless communications technologies such as 802.11, GPRS, CDMA, and ORBCOMM’s Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite system to provide global communications capabilities to a number of industrial applications such as containers, heavy equipment, marine vehicles, light motor vehicles or any movable asset.