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rodsmx5
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rodsmx5   3/5/2014 11:25:52 AM
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BMW has had keyless systems for its cars since at least 2007. No key is needed to open or start the car...no buttons to push, no fobs to insert. The fob you do get remains in your pocket and you simply touch the door handle to enter the car and push a "Start/Stop" button to start the car. Surprised the author of this piece didn't at least mention that.

Lily
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Re: More convenience but also more risks
Lily   10/29/2013 9:58:38 PM
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Me too, or at least I could not put all my bank cards, ID card, money in one wallet where lots of my friends do so. It's so dangerous when the wallet lost. 

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Re: More convenience but also more risks
jbond   10/29/2013 1:14:14 PM
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@ Lily, I agree. I love the idea of keeping everything in my phone but I have a horrible fear of someone getting a hold of my phone or stealing the information via the internet. I don't even carry a credit card with me unless I need to.

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Re: More convenience but also more risks
Himanshugupta   10/29/2013 12:45:24 PM
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Smart car keys are more susceptible to software gliches and malwares. If we want to go hightech then biometeric are more advanced.

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Jacob   10/28/2013 11:34:56 PM
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"The smartwatch, using a Bluetooth LE connection, gathers telemetry data from a car so that it can show the driver the car's efficiency information, such as fuel consumption, while also tracking performance."

Junko, getting any information at a handy way is good, but not preferable in driver's watch. Because it can divert the driver attention while driving, this can cause accidents.

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More convenience but also more risks
Lily   10/28/2013 11:13:03 PM
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Technology development brings smartphone more functions, serving as car key, wallet, transportation card and others. I enjoy the convenience of not bringing different kinds of cards and keys, but I can't image how big the risk is when my phone lost and the pickers unlock the password. 

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Re: One to one or one to many or many to many function?
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   10/28/2013 6:14:06 PM
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Kelyess entry systems do still pose a security problem. The reality of hackers is that any sort of electronic system can be hacked and provides a compelling challenge. Cars, especially new techie cars, can be a lucrative target. here's some more on that: How are these thieves exploiting automotive keyless entry?

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Hailey Lynne McKeefry   10/28/2013 6:11:43 PM
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All of this talk makes me look at my 10 year old toyota with new eyes. It's a total dinosaur. I wonder what wonders my next car will offer?  i like the idea of keyless entry--and the other stuff. I imagine it will become common in the not too distant future.

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tirlapur   10/27/2013 11:56:35 PM
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A smart car or a smart technology? Why not both? The mass market is largely interested when it comes to cars and gadgets, but together, it becomes everybody's cup of tea. An app that feeds the information about a car to the driver is smart enough. The Nissan Smart Watch however, should be incorporated with vibration signals that alert the driver when the speed is actually becoming too fast for his heart to handle and his brain to function normally, because we don't normally check our wristwatches while driving.

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Nemos   10/27/2013 6:53:06 AM
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"What if your smartphone already ran out of battery? You can't even open your car door!"

Probably the new trend will be (as described) the RFID unlock such as a card key or the unlock via a smart-phone. The electronic way is great but is not 100% accurate always will be a chance for malfunction (as the ran out of battery for instance) thats why the car designers should always design the traditional way as well (with a normal key).

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