Many buses are fitted with an ignition Start Button that enables a convenient keyless start of the engine. With no need for keys or codes, Start Buttons allow anyone to start and drive a vehicle without providing authorization.
Recently, however, terrorist attacks have heightened awareness of the dangers inherent in the Start Button. The terrorists have taken cynical advantage of the feature to enable them to steal cars and trucks that they subsequently used as weapons to mow down pedestrians. As a result, regulators (including TFL – Transport for London and others) and a number of major bus operators have looked for ways to restrict the operation of Start Buttons to authorized personnel that don’t reduce their convenience.
In response, GreenRoad has launched an innovative, OEM independent Start Inhibit solution. The new technology is based on the GreenRoad solution’s driver-to-vehicle association mechanism.