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1. (WO2018042236) A VEHICLE ANTI-THEFT DEVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/042236    International Application No.:    PCT/IB2016/057538
Publication Date: Fri Mar 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Tue Dec 13 00:59:59 CET 2016
IPC: B60R 25/04
B60R 25/06
B60R 25/20
B60R 25/30
B60K 28/10
Applicants: HARDCORE AUTOMOTIVE LOCKING TECHNOLOGIES (PTY) LTD
Inventors: TALJAARD, Philippus, Petrus, Erasmus
Title: A VEHICLE ANTI-THEFT DEVICE
Abstract:
An anti-theft device 10 is operatively connected to a vehicle drivetrain, downstream of a power plant. To this end, a gear 12 is mounted for rotation together with a driveshaft 13. The device 10 further includes a pivotally mounted locking pawl 17 which is movable relative to the gear 12 between an open position in which a profiled head 18 of the pawl 17 is spaced away from a periphery of the gear 12 such that the gear 12 is permitted to rotate freely together with the driveshaft 13, and a locked position, in which the profiled head 18 of the pawl 17 engages the gear 12 and prevents rotation thereof, thereby locking the driveshaft 13 in position. The device includes an actuator 23 and ECU 22 in a tamper-proof casing 27. The ECU controls engagement of the pawl depending upon a position of a handbrake and ignition switch.