Jaguar to fit Trafficmaster’s Trackstar stolen vehicle tracking on new XJ
Jaguar is to use the Trackstar stolen vehicle tracking as its approved security system on the XJ, replacing its existing supplier.
Branded as Jaguar Trackstar, the technology will be launched at the end of May and is said to offer a high level of accuracy by using GPS signals to locate a vehicle and provide a view of the vehicle’s position and details of every turn and manoeuvre the vehicle takes.
In addition, Trafficmaster manages its own 24-hour control centre, where a team of stolen vehicle recovery experts are able to liaise directly with the police and provide real-time vehicle locations and immediately notify them if the vehicle stops.The vehicle’s journey is also recorded and is often used as evidence to help prosecute the thief.
Trackstar is also able to locate a vehicle through GSM positioning in the unlikely case that the GPS signal is not being received.
Pat Gallagher, director of in-vehicle products at Trafficmaster, commented: 'Jaguar is seen as a world-class prestige brand and drivers who own these vehicles see the value in protecting them from thieves. In addition they also appreciate how Trackstar can cut out the hassle and costs incurred when a vehicle is stolen and never recovered.'