New York: distribution of AirTag to fight against vehicle theft

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New York City will provide 500 AirTags to residents of its at-risk neighborhoods to help combat vehicle theft and help police find their cars if needed. 

Kia, Hyundai, Honda: More than 200 vehicles reported stolen so far in one Bronx neighborhood alone, where New York City Mayor Eric Adams held a press conference on Sunday, according to CNN Business.

The latter announced that the City plans to make 500 AirTag tracking devices available to residents of vulnerable neighborhoods. These devices allow you to track an object using your iPhone phone, in order to help the police authorities find vehicles in the event of theft.

Vehicles will only be tracked after a report to The police and with the consent of the owner, however, reportedly said the mayor.

New York City reportedly saw an increase in thefts after a challenge on TikTok, published in 2022, showed a “fault of manufacture” allowing to start a vehicle easily without the keys, would have estimated the patrol chief of the New York Police Department (NYPD) John Chell, according to the American media.

For 2023 only, the body police officer would have noted 966 thefts of Kia and Hyundai, which corresponds to 819 more than in 2022, he would have continued.