Cape Town-based entrepreneur Phred Howroyd is the brains behind a device that literally stops hijackers in their tracks.
Howroyd invented a device that links a motor vehicle to a cellphone.
Vehicle owners can immobilise certain car functions such as the ignition system or activate the hooter via cellphone.
The transceiver device allows a wireless command to be sent via SMS from a cellphone to a vehicle in order for it to execute a specific command set by the vehicle owner.
Howroyd is a retired computer programmer and says he's been working on anti-carjacking technology for decades.
He says he's been talking with several car manufacturers and insurance companies about his invention.
I've been trying to prevent car theft and car hijacking since I bought my first car in '61.— Phred Howroyd, inventor
I can put a device in the car and control it via your cellphone, either with a missed call or an SMS.— Phred Howroyd, inventor
For more information, contact him via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or via mobile on +27 82 803 0924.
Listen to him explain on The John Maytham Show: