The biggest issue with this is that GPS receivers are passive. So even adding a GPS receiver to the board won’t do you much good unless you also have a bidirectional cellular comms of some sort. There are low-bandwidth newer standards like NB-IoT and CAT-M that are just now entering the market though, so I feel like this sorta tech is quite a bit more feasible.
I’m tinkering with a NavCom embedded computer in one of my carvers right now that has a cellular modem integrated, still need to get robust mounting for the GPS module/antenna figured out. This was mostly for some advanced telemetry and logging I’m playing around with, but a ‘Lojack’ style system could definitely be implemented.
I spoke with Jason D today on this, unfortunately it was more than just his board that got stolen. I think he might actually be covered under the insurance of the storage facility so it’s not a complete loss. It didn’t have the battery in it either. We’re on the lookout for anything getting posted on local OfferUp/Let go/CL.
He will ride again, regardless. But man people suck.