The key is in the clouds
After a few months the new owners of Volvo will be able to forget about the problem of lost keys. The company’s engineers have developed a technology for access using an electronic key sewn into the mobile phone. The app has the usual features unlocking the doors and starting the engine, but other than that the owner has the opportunity to distribute the keys to the rental to friends and family, on a limited amount of time.
This function can also be used by rental agencies or in the corporate fleets. One smartphone, you can link several machines with remote access. Before to put technology in the free swimming, will try it on a test group of cars at the airport of Gothenburg. First of the professionals to ensure the sustainability of this method to hacking hackers. Volvo technology includes an active transmitter signal which, in theory, be intercepted. This method differs from the path chosen by most other manufacturers, has bet on NFC technology. The transmitter in the phone remains passive until contact is made with the receiving antenna embedded in the door handle [Mercedes-Benz E-Class] or emblem [the Jaguar F-Pace].