Soon, the keys to your car will be your cell phone
Platform security supplier Irdeto demonstrated its Keystone mobile app system which might be described as a safe means of letting your teenager drive your Porsche 911: There are no physical keys. Access to your car is via the near-field communications link from your cell phone. You can also electronically permit other drivers to use your car, but with limitations you specify. You can speed-limit the car for a specific driver, for example, or only allow that driver to head toward certain locations at certain times. The human interface was designed by a company called Conjure. The Keystone usage policies are calculated to instill peace-of-mind in parents, while perhaps annoying the teenagers involved. The system has other benefits as well, including locking and unlocking of the car based on proximity, customize vehicle settings depending on the user, and enforcing insurance rules.
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