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Revolutionary ... New Lincoln to use your phone as a key

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by dsvick, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. dsvick

    dsvick Active Member

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    From the article here: https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/28/17168192/lincoln-aviator-hybrid-ny-auto-show-2018

    It sounds like this will be 2020 model but still a lot of it sounds very familiar .... "The Aviator will also be the debut of Lincoln’s new “Phone as Key” technology for those who bristle at having to use those easy-to-lose, outdated key fobs. Owners can lock and unlock the vehicle, open the trunk, and start the car and drive it, all with just a smartphone (and the automaker’s “Lincoln Way” app). They can send a temporary code to others, like a teen driver or a valet, for short-term needs. No worries about someone running off with your ride, though: the code will eventually time out."

    No mention of whether or not the phone will be the only method, I assume not and that a FOB will be, at least, optional.
     
  2. dsvick

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    FWIW - the "revolutionary" in the thread title was sarcasm for all those that were saying the model 3 phone as key was stupid ....
     
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    If they can get it to work as well as a regular fob, it may very well be "revolutionary".
     
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    Hopefully Tesla will have theirs working sooner than that. I haven't been paying that much attention to it lately but it does seem that the complaints about it have been tapering off.
     
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    Complaints are not tapering off!
     

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