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BMW Mulling Possibility of Eliminating Car Keys

Ubiquitousness of cell phones drives possibility.

by on Sep.15, 2017

BMW board member Ian Robertson suggested that car keys may be last year's "technology" as the maker contemplates dumping them for smart phone apps.

Everyone has scrambled around the house, searching for keys sat down in some place not remembered. BMW is considering making that harried episode a part of our past by eliminating keys for its vehicles in the future.

The Bavarian automaker may convert the key function to an app that can be loaded onto one’s cell phone since everyone has a cell phone, noted Ian Robertson, the company’s board member responsible for sales.

The Last Word!

“Honestly, how many people really need it,” he told Reuters, suggesting technology existed to make it so customers no longer had to put the key in the ignition to make the car start. (more…)