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Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. nootje

    nootje Well-Known Member

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    Offer all that crap in an app so its optional, and use only à tiny keyfob to open close the car. Its not that hard.

    Edit: and an nfc tray to put nu keys in, which allows me to start the damn thing.
     
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  2. bawlin

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    It's an electric fucking car. Of course you're going to want to have information with regards to range, etc accessible somewhere OUTSIDE of your car.

    I love the key and hopefully my i3 comes with something similar.
     
  3. GreenFrog

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    Nah, I fundamentally disagree with controlling your car with your smartphone.

    That'd be annoying as hell.
     
  4. nootje

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    None of the functions offered have to do with control, its just info. With control functions, i agree. Info, give it to me on my smartphone.
     
  5. Superfluous

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    Why are you such a hater?
     
  6. Huntsman

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    I love the keys to my old Jag best. They're....keys. Not an 'Emotional Control Unit' per Aston. Just keys.
     
  7. Find Finn

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    I want a Porsche with a color coded key /irony.

    Smart keys that sense when you are near and a start button and I'm good to go, key never leaves pocket.
     
  8. GreenFrog

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    I still disagree with that. I'd rather pull out my key and see all that info in 2 seconds, especially as it pertains to a hybrid vehicle where you really need to pay attention to how much range you have left.
     
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    can someone get this superfluous guy off my dick jeezus
     
  10. HRoi

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    I might be on board with this idea of my smartphone as my car key
     
  11. nootje

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    Everybody takes out their smartphone every 5 min to check on email, better to have the info there than to check another device.

    If they could do that, and create a keyfob that can unlock the car if I'm within say 3m, and unlock the start button if it's within 40cm of the steering wheel I'm on board. I've looked into starting the car with a smartphone, although tempting, the risk of no battery=no car is to big, negating that by carrying a key kinda defeats that purpose..
     
  12. bawlin

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    Of they could just consolidate everything to the keyfob and you guys can shut the fuck up and stop arguing about a keyfob belonging to a car you will never buy.

    :)
     
  13. Find Finn

    Find Finn Well-Known Member

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    Try putting your pants back on. ;)
     
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  14. epb

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    'Tis the season, I'll admit. I went to start the Boxster last night in 3* weather, first time it's moved since I got back from Thanksgiving. Fiddling with your key while wearing gloves in -16* wind chill, not fun. Automatic door unlocking and remote start would have been nice.
     
  15. Superfluous

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    It's a Porsche. You have to pay for every single option.
     
  16. JayJay

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    With my MB app I can use my smartphone now to lock, unlock, and start my car, among other functions. However I find it easier to just have the key fob in my pocket.
     
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  17. Find Finn

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    BMW has the remote unlock and lock now too, however, they recently changed it so that if you want to unlock, you have to call some number to verify. They also have a feature where you can honk your horn... haven't found much use for it other than to scare people.
     
  19. Find Finn

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    Finding your black 3 series in a parking lot full of black 3 series.
     

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