A new system by Hyundai allows car owners to lock and unlock their doors using a smartphone. Introduced on the European i30 (Elantra in North America), it will be produced by Broadcom Corporation for a possible mass release in 2015, the Korean automaker hopes.
The system employs Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to synchronize the phone with the vehicle, providing access to the Internet, music library and contacts through a touchscreen display. It can also memorize a driver's preferred settings for the mirrors, seats and radio.
The next step? Turning users' smartphones into remote starters -- seriously. How great would that be?