Monday, 24 May 2021

Flashback: these phones and watches could unlock and start your car (Nissan, Mercedes, Audi, BMW)

One of the new features of Android 12 is using your phone to unlock select cars and start their engine – this feature is being co-developed by Google and BMW and will use the new UWB wireless radio. But Nissan did this over a decade ago in partnership with phone maker Sharp and carrier NTT DoCoMo. In 2008 they showed off the Mobile Phone with Built-in Intelligent Key prototype. It could lock/unlock and start/stop the engine of certain Nissan and Infinity cars. And the cool thing was that this didn’t mean future models – there were already over 950,000 vehicles on the road, dating...

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