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BMW: Keys to be replaced by smartphone apps

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Car keysThe car key is set to follow in the path of the window crank, carburetor, and mother-in-law seat on the road to extinction. At least, that’s the word from BMW board member Ian Robertson, who told Reuters that the marque is considering using a smartphone app-based system to replace the traditional key. As smartphones have achieved ubiquity in...

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Love technology but my smart phone does everything else. What if it dies? Still need to carry a key with me? Stupid, rather just use the key.

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Worse yet, what if you loose your phone? Is that the only code (in the world) that can get into the vehicle? I can think of a ton of security issues with something like this too. Nah, key for me please.

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19 minutes ago, Frosty said:

Worse yet, what if you loose your phone? Is that the only code (in the world) that can get into the vehicle? I can think of a ton of security issues with something like this too. Nah, key for me please.

Probably $200+ for a new code.

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It takes a pro about 10 minutes to clone a phone.

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