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The rugged keychain or electronic key needed to open the car door and start it is now in the same position as the cassette to enter the list of antiques to be found in car history books.
Several major auto parts suppliers have developed a system that can connect to a smart phone and open the door without a key. Car manufacturers also offer mobile apps that allow drivers to open or start the car remotely, but now the electronic key must be in the car before the car can move. However, if you lose your electronic key, it will be cumbersome and expensive to replace.
Denso Corp., a Japanese auto parts company, announced today that it has acquired InfiniteKey Inc., a US-based software startup with patented technology that allows smartphones to open doors without a key. This key-free technology can quickly spread through Denso's extensive supply network. "Vehicles with Denso's new technology will be available to dealers in 2019," said Bill Foy, senior vice president of Denso's US operations.
Hotels and other businesses are also researching smartphone apps that replace traditional keys.
Keyless cars are the latest in a series of innovations that make old standard car parts obsolete, from wire antennas to dangling fuel tank caps. Manufacturers of these components also need to keep pace with this new technology.
Vehicle antennas with sophisticated wireless connectivity do not appear hidden in roof mounted 'shark fins', and in newer models cars do not have caps on fuel tanks. Parts maker Martinrea International Inc., who contributed to the market with a cap-less fuel filler 10 years ago, says that 30 percent of cars sold in North America are equipped with screw cap tanks. In addition, cigarette lighters, compact disc players and spare tires are just some of the things that will remain in the foreseeable future.
The keys to the car made of metal gave way to a thick electronic key or push-button, and now it's time for them to disappear.
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