Friday, September 03, 2010

Can You Still Key a Car with a Smart Key?

Car key technology has come a long way from the days when keys were "little more than a ground sheet metal blank."

According to Dave Proefke, who led one of GM's development teams, their new smart key “does a lot of thinking for you. It tries to determine your intended action and perform that action for you.”

Hmmmm... that's progress I suppose. But why does this make me feel so paranoid?

From The Detroit Bureau:

A Car Key That Thinks For You

...A new “smart” key that will be introduced with the 2011 Buick LaCrosse is designed, among other things, to prevent accidental lock-outs, an unfortunately common occurrence and one of the most common reasons why owners of GM vehicles call OnStar, which can remotely unlock car doors for subscribers.

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