Volvo Lets You Lose the Keys For Good

Have you ever wished there were a more convenient way to keep track of your car keys, or to share a family car with more than one person? Well, innovators at Volvo are one step ahead of you: Volvo is the first automaker to announce its intent to offer cars without keys beginning in 2017. Instead of keys, the customer will be given a smartphone application, which would replace the physical key. This digital key is able to do everything a physical key currently can, such as locking or unlocking doors or remotely starting the engine. This new technology opens up a lot of possibilities.

 

 

“At Volvo we are not interested in technology for the sake of technology. New technology has to make our customers’ lives easier and save them time. Mobility needs are evolving and so are our customers’ expectation to access cars in an uncomplicated way. Our innovative digital key technology has the potential to completely change how a Volvo can be accessed and shared. Instead of sitting idle in a parking lot the entire day, cars could be used more often and efficiently by whoever the owner wishes.” –Henrik Green, Vice President Product Strategy & Vehicle Line Management, Volvo Cars

Some potential uses for the keyless car would be car rental; you could book and pay for a rental car from anywhere and have the digital key delivered to your phone. Then, when you arrive, you just find the car using your GPS, unlock it with the digital key, and go on your way—no frustrating lines or car rental desks. Additionally, sharing a car becomes much easier, with the ability to send your digital key to others via their mobile phones. This means family, friends, or co-workers won’t be able to accidentally lose the keys to the car when they’re borrowing your Volvo.

Volvo is always on the cutting edge of technological innovation when it comes to cars, which is one of the reasons we at Don Beyer Volvo of Falls Church are so proud to be able to offer high quality new and used Volvos at great prices. Come join us in our Falls Church dealership to check out any of our excellent Volvo models today. While you’re in, why not go for a test drive? You might even meet the car of your dreams.

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