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Volvo Cars - the first carmaker to launch a car without a key

By Deeq on 24 Feb 2016 in New technology

For decades, drivers have been accustomed to accessing and driving cars with physical keys. But no longer. In a ground-breaking move for the automotive industry, Volvo Cars plans to become the world’s first car manufacturer to offer cars without keys from 2017.

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Volvo customers will be offered an application for their mobile phones to replace the physical key with a digital key. The innovative Bluetooth-enabled digital key technology, will offer Volvo customers far more flexibility, enabling them to benefit from entirely new ways to use and share cars.

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The new Volvo app enables the digital key on the customer’s mobile phone to do everything a physical key currently does, such as locking or unlocking the doors or the boot and allowing the engine to be started.

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This new technology will also offer customers the possibility to receive more than one digital key on their app allowing them to access different Volvo cars in different locations – according to their changing mobility needs.

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Using the app people could potentially book and pay for a rental car anywhere in the world and have the digital car key delivered to their phone immediately. On arrival a customer could simply locate the rental car via GPS, unlock it and drive away, avoiding those frustrating queues at airport or train station car rental desks.

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Volvo Cars’ digital key means that sharing a car will become both simple and convenient. Volvo owners will be able to send their digital key to other people via their mobile phones so that they can also use the car, this may be family members, friends or co-workers in a company.

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With intense love for cars and bikes since little, and passion for photography, Siddiq tries hard to bring cars to life on the screen, proving his worth as well as his passion for the job.

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LoverofCar Feb 24 2016 07:07 AM
A fundamental issue. Cellphone battery goes flat. That's it.
Hamburger Feb 24 2016 07:48 AM

rubbish idea.


handphone stolen, how? 


lost hp and car simultaneously.

Hiphiphoray Feb 24 2016 06:13 PM
If hp karputt.....car also.

One problem become 2.....lmao!!!
Fett Feb 28 2016 09:43 AM

Im pretty sure the manufacturers will go "Oh yaa horrr!" when they read these comments...

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