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Old 20th February 2016, 21:36   #1
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Default Volvo replaces the car key with the smartphone!

The future is not far away where 'a key' will be a part of the options list, atleast Volvo thinks so!
And it is coming to the Mobile World Congress (22-25 Feb 2016)

Technology used :- Bluetooth and Volvo app in your smartphone (with 20-30 ft range).
Production viability :- From 2017-2018 model year.
Aim :- To change the way you access and share your Volvo car. (part of Volvo mobility solutions)


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This looks wonderful especially the key exchange without actually handing over the physical keys to other person. Also, with the help of this technology you can drive down to the Airport or Metro station if you are travelling, and your designated person later can take your car back home with the help of mobile key exchange.
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Isn't the idea similar to the kind of technology ZoomCar uses? They use the app which is driven by data connectivity to unlock/lock the car. Of course, this takes it further by allowing you to actually use the car.

Once potential security threats (hacking/theft) are ironed out, this should bring about a lot of convenience.
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Great use of technology but what if the phone battery drains off
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Default Re: Volvo replaces the car key with the smartphone!

Damn cool . An idea whose time has come. Definitely.

With encryption & finger-print security, smartphones are perhaps more secure than conventional car keys. If we can make payments via smartphones (another technology that is going mainstream), I see no reason why we cannot access our cars & even homes with smartphones. In the future, going out will mean just carrying your smartphone along. No keys.

Still, as good as the idea is, car manufacturers should give a backup key. In case you lose your smartphone, its battery drains out, are giving the car for repairs etc.
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Default Re: Volvo replaces the car key with the smartphone!

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Great use of technology but what if the phone battery drains off
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car manufacturers should give a backup key. In case battery drains out,
With the rate at which 3G/4G is eating our battery, Volvo will have to dangle a charging cable out of its cars!
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The future is not far away where 'a key' will be a part of the options list, atleast Volvo thinks so!
And it is coming to the Mobile World Congress (22-25 Feb 2016)

Technology used :- Bluetooth and Volvo app in your smartphone (with 20-30 ft range).
Production viability :- From 2017-2018 model year.
Aim :- To change the way you access and share your Volvo car. (part of Volvo mobility solutions)
Read my first hand account here - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/intern...ml#post3921962 (Spy Pics: 2016 Volvo S90 sedan!)
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That's impressive. Thanks for sharing.

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With encryption & finger-print security, smartphones are perhaps more secure than conventional car keys. If we can make payments via smartphones (another technology that is going mainstream)
Volvo has introduced "Volvo In-car Delivery" in Sweden.
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Volvo has introduced "Volvo In-car Delivery" in Sweden.
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