By John McCormick Special to The Detroit News Published 1:22 PM EDT Apr 29, 2019 The time is coming to say goodbye to car keys and fobs, as they are made redundant by new technology. And two brands, Lincoln and Hyundai, are leading the charge to modernize the business of opening and operating your car. At the recent New York auto show, both Lincoln and Hyundai revealed new models, respectively the Corsair crossover and the Sonata sedan. Both are remarkable for their striking designs and profusion of driver aids and safety systems. But they also stand out for being the first production cars to allow owners to use their smart phones to access and operate their vehicles and leave their keys and fobs at home. Lincoln dubs its system ‘Phone as a key technology’ and uses an app that lets Corsair owners lock and unlock, open the liftgate, start and drive the vehicle all through a smartphone. The phone app echoes the key fob in other respects too; it can … [Read more...] about Soon, your phone will replace your car’s key fob
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Countersteer Your true stories of good and bad things that happen in cars. Why does it seem like everyone is just collectively terrible at driving all the time? I can’t go anywhere these days without someone doing something so incredibly infuriating that it makes me question the whole “driving is fun” thing in the first place. How can driving be fun when terrible humans who can’t maneuver a basic lane change suck all the joy out of it? When I lived in Michigan, I thought it was just Michigan drivers. Then I moved to Texas and thought it was just Texas drivers. Now I live in Pennsylvania, and those drivers are awful, too. It’s an epidemic. And I know you unfortunate souls have experienced it, too. We want to know what you think is the most infuriating, frustrating, horrible thing that other drivers do on the road. What are the things that leave you clenching the wheel, willing yourself to chill the hell out because you still have an hour of commuting … [Read more...] about What’s the Most Infuriating Thing People Do on the Road?
We know Cadillac is going through a bit of a reorganization at the moment, as it tries to walk back all the #brand stuff former CEO Johan de Nysschen has done over the last few years to focus on SUVs and crossovers. But this image sent to us of an alleged Cadillac key fob is absolutely bewildering as to what it kind of car they could be planning. Here’s the images an anonymous tipster sent Jalopnik over the weekend. We know it’s at least allegedly a Cadillac key because whoever took the photos kindly went through the trouble of flipping it over: But what’s really interesting is all the buttons on the other side: Probably the clearest indication that something interesting is going on with this key is the button on the bottom. It shows a wedge-shaped car with the roof going down, suggesting the car could be some sort of targa top or convertible. It’s just weird because, as far as existing spy photos and announced product plans go, there’s been no hint yet … [Read more...] about What the Hell Is Going On With This Mystery Cadillac Key?
Phoebe Wall Howard Detroit Free Press Published 2:00 p.m. UTC May 30, 2018 Top cybersecurity experts would never hang car keys on a hook near the back door or leave them sitting on a kitchen counter. The best strategy to prevent theft? Store the key fob in an old-fashioned metal coffee can. "Really, some cyber experts don't go to sleep without putting their key into a metal container," said Moshe Shlisel, a veteran of the Israeli Air Force and now CEO of GuardKnox Cyber Technologies. "It's called a Faraday Cage. You block the electromagnetic field." Copying code from vehicle key fobs is easy. Tech thieves can do it from outside your home or a motel. Then they can steal a vehicle or just gain access without owners realizing they've been violated. Cybersecurity companies, including the team at GuardKnox, are working with the Detroit Three and automakers globally to create protections that deter hackers who covet new … [Read more...] about Why you should keep your car keys in a metal coffee can
As more consumers choose the spaciousness and capability of SUVs, Lincoln unveils Aviator, a distinctive three-row plug-in hybrid production preview. The “teaser” model serves to preview the direction Lincoln plans to take with its newest SUV when the production model goes on sale next year. “The Lincoln Navigator continues to turn heads and bring new clients to the brand,” says Joy Falotico, president, The Lincoln Motor Company. “We believe Aviator’s elegant design, state-of-the-art technology and refined plug-in hybrid option will draw even more clients to the Lincoln showroom, including families who are looking for three-row capability.” With its slim, tapered lines, roomy interior, twin-turbocharged powertrain available with an advanced plug-in hybrid option, the three-row Aviator targets the heart of the premium market, entering the medium luxury SUV segment that represents more than a quarter of all premium SUVs sold. Appealing to … [Read more...] about Is The Lincoln Aviator “mightier” Than The McLaren P1 Or A Lamborghini Huracan? Lincoln Thinks So News @ Top Speed