BMW wants to turn your smartphone into your car key


Just like CES has seen an influx of car manufacturers in recent years, MWC, too, is now a showcase for new in-car technology. Like in previous yearsBMW once again set up shop in Barcelona this week to show off some of its most recent innovations, all of which bring together some of the current and future technologies that the company believes will change the way we will drive in the near future.

The flashiest of the demos the company is exhibiting at MWC is an autonomous i3 electric car that you can summon by phone. Once it arrives, you take a seat in the back and make use of the car’s rear seat entertainment system while the car whisks you away (and indeed, in the highly controlled demo, there is nobody in the driver’s seat). The entertainment system also lets you control some of the vehicle’s functions like a headlight flasher, door locking and unlocking, and — for good effect — the horn. Once you make it to your destination, you get out, lock the doors and the car heads off to find a parking spot for itself.

source; TechCrunch

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