A few years ago, the idea of driving connected cars sounded utopian and far-stretched. With most of us still carrying a single ignition car key in our pockets, it was hard to believe that software engineers were already testing the security of the connected vehicles. To the public, this was just a scene in the movies. You know, when the driver loses control of the car because it is hacked remotely. The bad news is that this has already happened in real life as part of a research. Is that the future of cars? And why do we invest in a technology that is bound to threaten our safety?
The bad news is that car keys can get lost. The good news is that nowadays you can have your car key made again even without the original. And that applies to transponder keys as well. This is very important since most car keys today are high tech. Nothing like the old fashioned ignition car key. So although you will need credentials to prove you are the owner of the car in either case, with transponder keys you also need a tech that can program it. Up until recently, if you didn’t have a spare key, you couldn’t replace it – at least not easily. But today, things have changed and this is possible. Read More
Who pays attention to the ignition car key till it’s too late? Too late for what, you ask? Too late to do anything about a problem, which keeps you from opening the car door or starting the vehicle. And that can be a drag. It might often be a nightmare. Can you imagine having your child locked inside the car with no keys to open the door? It can turn into a tragedy! Not to mention that car key problems can keep you from getting to your work on time, miss another important appointment, or remain in a remote location all alone. Not good at all! So, one thing is certain: any problem with the transponder key will make your life a tad more difficult. Read More
Once upon a time, people would use a simple hanger to open the locked car door. Today, such methods are outdated because car locks and keys are updated. A car lockout will be a terrible hassle even if you are not in a hurry or in any danger. No disagreement there! But trying to tamper with the lock of a new age vehicle is a mistake. What you will accomplish is to ruin the mechanism. Read More
Up until a few decades back we all talked about car keys. Now we are talking about transponder, VAT, and laser keys. So many fancy names about car keys! What’s the purpose? Back in the 1990’s the auto industry was urged by the car insurance industry to take some action in order to reduce car theft. And that’s when transponder keys were born. Read More