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Volvo to Let Drivers Use Smartphones As Keys

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Feb 23, 2016, 5:30 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @zeman_e

Volvo owners may soon be able to open and start their car with a smartphone. The carmaker is testing an application that relies on proximity sensors similar to today's key fobs. When the car senses the phone is near, it will unlock the doors and allow the engine to start. Volvo will test the digital key technology starting in 2017 with its own car-sharing service in its home market of Sweden. It may eventually expand it to the U.S. Since the technology relies on an app it can be shared with other phones, which are then granted permission to access the car.

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Zpike

Feb 23, 2016, 2:29 PM

NO THANKS

It'd be bad enough if someone hacked my phone. It'd be even worse if they hacked my car.
This is a TERRIBLE idea.
"Volvo.... An Apple company
Never again worry about your car being hacked"
WiGuy

Feb 23, 2016, 7:39 PM

love it!

I am always locking my keys in my vehicles, once I even locked my hide a key too! but I always seem to have my phone.
....at least you know where your priorities lie




sheesh
 
 
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