What if, you lost your car keys and you have only 1 hour to reach your Office. Would you love to go all “Mission Impossible?” If you want to, you can’t. So, here I want to introduce you to the technology of the Future – Volvo Keyless Car! Yes, Wait for it. What if I tell you your movement and fingerprint will be your identical key for your Next Gen Volvo car? Does it Sound like a “Warner Bros” movie title or any Marvel Action movie? From 2017, they are going to manufacture these cars without Physical keys which instead unlock by your motion and fingerprint touch!
On an official meeting, Volvo’s Vice President said customers can present an application for their smartphone to supplant their auto’s physical key through Bluetooth. Customers simply need to download a Volvo application, and, once activated, they’ll have the capacity to lock and unlock their auto, and even start it. Volvo says these advanced keys can be shared among relatives, as well, so your car’s life won’t be subject to only a private phone.
“OUR INNOVATIVE DIGITAL KEY TECHNOLOGY HAS THE POTENTIAL TO COMPLETELY CHANGE HOW A VOLVO CAN BE ACCESSED AND SHARED.” – Henrik Green
“INSTEAD OF SITTING IDLE IN A PARKING LOT THE ENTIRE DAY, CARS COULD BE USED MORE OFTEN AND EFFICIENTLY BY WHOEVER THE OWNERS WISHES.” – Henrik Green Also Said
To make the privacy concerns more accurate, Volvo speaks a great deal about the potential for sharing these electronic keys among individuals, which to me sounds somewhat hazardous. I predict there will be an “owner” who can abandon access to sharing, yet imagine a scenario where the master key is stolen. Will it be changed? Imagine a situation where a phone is lost. Such a variety of inquiries, yet so few answers. The way I see it, Volvo is eager to get such technology started but hasn’t thought through the security concerns. But, there should have been a validation process for the customers’ security as well. Good Luck Volvo!