NTT, Nissan, Sharp intro phone with built-in car key
Automaker Nissan, wireless network provider NTT DoCoMo and electronics maker Sharp on Wednesday announced they have developed a prototype cellphone that doubles as an intelligent ignition key for automobiles. Like the system used in NissanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Japanese cars since 2002, the intelligent key uses two-way wireless communications capable of triggering the doors or engine but without requiring a separate device.
No specs are known about the phoneÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s functionality, though they should soon be revealed as the companies will provide more information and demonstrate the device at the CEATEC exhibition in Japan that starts on September 30th.
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