From bargain bangers to pricey Bentleys, Vodafone Automotive tracked and helped recover hundreds of stolen motors across the world in 2020. One continental crime involving a Mercedes (like the one pictured) stretched from Milan to Stockholm.
A Mercedes stolen in Milan was retrieved in Stockholm, some 2,000km away, thanks to Vodafone Automotive.
The Mercedes SUV (sports utility vehicle) is fitted with Vodafone Automotive’s anti-theft technology, like many others across the world, enabling the vehicle to be tracked across borders using Vodafone’s mobile networks. Vodafone Automotive was able to do what international travel restrictions imposed to contain the pandemic could not – stopping car thieves in their tracks.
The SUV had been stolen in Milan on 21 November 2020 and retrieved in Stockholm three weeks later on 11 December 2020. In some cases, stolen vehicles can be retrieved even more quickly – the shortest time on record for 2020 is just five minutes.