Volvo is giving drivers another reason to purchase its from its new lineup of vehicles: smartphone keyless entry. What the automaker is doing is moving key fob in the driver’s pocket for remote entry to the smartphone, so that there are less things that need to be carried around in one’s pocket.
The only question mark to this is how Volvo can keep the feature – accessed via the automaker’s app – protected against security breaches which have proven to be a real threat in recent times.
In a promo video, the XC90, S90, and V90 are depicted with some demonstration on how car owners can ditch the key fob and share car access to others by using the app.
Volvo plans to use this technology for its ride-sharing service Sunfleet. Rental companies can rent out vehicles by merely giving customers authorization to access the vehicles via the app, and revoke permission in the same way.
At this point we don’t know what the security measures are for the Volvo app. So for those who are hesitant about the idea, the Swedish automaker still provides options for traditional car keys or key fobs, until of course they can allay fears of unauthorized access and vehicle theft.
You can check out the promo below: