Koenigsegg CEO Has an App that Tracks all His Cars

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Koenigsegg CEO Has an App that Tracks all His Cars

The CEO of Koenigsegg knows exactly where every single one of his cars is at any time in the name of customer service. 

Christian von Koenigsegg revealed this to Car Throttle at the Geneva Motor Show, when he showed them his smartphone app which displays the location of every single Koenigsegg hypercar. This isn’t for some type of creepy surveillance, but rather that von Koenigsegg can provide the very best service to his customers, who regularly communicate with the company to help improve their cars.

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Over-the-air updates are available to all Koenigsegg owners for their cars thanks to a special app which also allows buyers to us GPA locating and to get things like racetrack stats and lap times. These buyers are the brand’s best resource for making improvements, so von Koenigsegg likes to be in close contact with them.

Not surprisingly, each Koenigsegg costs upwards of $2 million, so the customer service should be spectacular.

[Source: Car Buzz]

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  • Artem

    It’s creepy if the good ol’ government can (and they will) hack that app and be able to see all those HyperCars speeding down the highway at triple digit speeds. Lol. I wonder if half the buyers are aware that he’s able to bust out his app and see what you’re doing with YOUR (or is it his?) car at any time. WTF?

  • Scott H

    No, this is creepy and it is also a single point of failure. We know nothing about the security of this system or how they delegate permission to view these vehicles. There is no way to justify this unless it is opt-in only. He doesn’t need to know where your car is to provide excellent customer service. This is shameful and disappointing at best. At worse, it is in direct violation of any number of privacy protection laws the world over. What a hack. I would rip out the GPS sensor in a heartbeat if I owned one.

  • Scott H

    Admitting that this capability exists is almost as bad as the fact that he, the CEO, has access to it on his phone. A hacker now knows what exists and who has access to it. With some phishing, a hacker may be able to extract the data from an iCloud backup or even worse, they could compromise the service hosting the data.

    High end auto thieves would pay good money for that. They could pick the model, color and trim and then identify optimal locations to car jack them or break into the warehouse where one of the cars has been sitting for 6 months. This is fundamentally stupid on so many levels. Professionals who have access to sensitive data never talk about it and they never make it convenient to access it.

    Make great cars. Stop tracking your customers. Leave sensitive data in the hands of people who know what they are doing. Burn the phone and shut down the service. Unbelievable.