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    Toyota to pilot BLE car-sharing device to unlock doors with mobile app

    November 1st, 2016

    Drivers may soon be able to lock and unlock car doors and start vehicle engines using their smartphone and a Smart Key Box (SKB) unveiled by Toyota that uses Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). The device… More

    NXP unveils connected car with NFC and payments

    March 11th, 2015

    NXP Semiconductors has showcased a proof-of-concept connected car that makes use of long-range UHF RFID tags and NFC to help drivers of the future access and pay for restricted parking spaces, get warnings of traffic… More

    BMW offers contactless credit card that can unlock and start hire cars

    January 7th, 2015

    BMW has partnered with MasterCard to offer an NFC-enabled contactless credit card that makes it possible to hire, unlock and operate a BMW or Mini from a car rental fleet that has more than 2,800 vehicles… More

    French drivers to get multi-functional NFC licenses

    October 23rd, 2013

    French drivers are now being issued with new multi-application driving licenses based on contactless smart cards that contain both a public and a private data area. The private area can only be accessed and verified… More

    The Informed Tourist equips Sydney hotels with NFC touchpoints

    October 7th, 2013

    Visitor information provider The Informed Tourist has installed NFC touchpoints in more than 200 hotels, rental car locations and city information centres in Sydney, enabling visitors to access information and get directions to local attractions… More

    Continental tests NFC car keys

    April 10th, 2013

    Drivers can use the new digital key platform to unlock and start electric rental cars, find and book vehicles and access charging stations.  More

    Conti shows NFC car keys

    October 3rd, 2011

    Auto components manufacturer Continental demonstrated its NFC car key concept at last month’s IAA Motor Show in Frankfurt. NFC keys can be used to customise in-car settings to a particular driver, as well as to simplify management of car sharing and rental schemes.