With connectivity now becoming an integral part of a
modern vehicle, manufacturers are looking at new and more innovative ways to
use technology and change the way we own and use cars. One part of this change
is to find new methods to securely access and start a car without the need for
a ‘traditional’ key.
SBD have published a report called: Smartphone Key, Wearables, Biometrics and
Other Next Generation Vehicle Keys which analyses current and future vehicle access technologies
and looks at who is planning to implement them.
situation of vehicle access technologies
Within the report, SBD has developed a product guide
of current and future vehicle access systems. This report presents details on
products including: the main features, communications technologies and other
The findings indicate that smartphone technology is
predicted to be the main alternative to traditional key fobs. This is not only because
they are popular with customers but also because they allow OEMs to offer a
secure and convenient method to control and manage keys.
However, it is not enough just
knowing which systems are predicted to be the main alternative to traditional
key fobs, the decision to implement either one of those systems is subject to
Smartphone Key and Key in a Box - From strategy to implementation
Currently, there are two main methods of using a smartphone as a car key: Smartphone Key and Key in a Box (KiB).
OEMs need to consider which system
best fits their business aims and objectives. This can be achieved by dividing the
different planning into 3 sections: Strategic, Tactical and Operational:
The report provides OEMs with the necessary tools to
understand how smartphone technology can align with their roadmap and leverage
the development of useful products.
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