Category: Dumb Smart Keys

Issues caused by new key technology and some help.

AAA Moves to Help Drivers Avoid Mistakes with Smart Keys

AAA did a fine article we found on Cars.com on so-called Smart Keys that is a must read for every driver (see the link at the end of this item). In it, the company notes that the Smart Key (AKA Advanced Key, Intelligent Key) “has brought with it new opportunities for motorists to feel stupid”, with …

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Permanent link to this article: http://dashboardsymbols.com/2013/03/aaa-moves-to-help-drivers-avoid-mistakes-with-smart-keys/

Help for Drivers: Apps to Open and Start Your Car

One of the commercials that describe the development of the new Dodge Dart – the longer version at least – includes the line “Give it a smartphone app that can start the engine.” Little else is known about the app yet and it is not yet available for download either. However, with the app, Dodge …

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Permanent link to this article: http://dashboardsymbols.com/2012/09/help-for-drivers-apps-to-open-and-start-your-car/

The Trouble with Trifles: Keyless Ignition Headaches

The development of hybrid vehicles all but required a change in the way a car is started. A hybrid deems itself “Ready” (or not) with the ignition on, and the gasoline engine is started with a press of the gas pedal. Thus were born keyless ignition, or push button start, systems. Well what are perceived …

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Permanent link to this article: http://dashboardsymbols.com/2012/06/the-trouble-with-trifles-keyless-ignition-headaches/