The most common type of hi-tech theft is car hacking. Thieves target key-less ignition cars by using a radio jammer to block the key from locking the vehicle. The driver will still believe that they have left their car locked but in fact the thieves have rendered the key useless and the car will remain unlocked. Once in the car the thieves can re-programme a blank key and drive away with the vehicle. The severity of this type of hacking is substantial as the hacker can take control of the vehicle remotely and put the lives of the occupants in danger. In the UK, the motor insurers’ automotive research centre, Thatcham Research, is also looking at ways to combat these hi-tech forms of vehicle crime.