As I'm sure we all know by now, technology never ceases to impress us, and BMW has given us another breakthrough that does just that. It seems they have been working a smart key system that will do more than remember your seat settings.
Thanks to a partnership between the BMW Research Group and NXP Semiconductors, future BMW owners may be able to use their car key to make payments and order e-tickets without ever taking out their wallets. Some of the highlights of the system will include being able to save personal settings, pay for fuel and public transportation and even bypass toll-roads.
The system will also allow the owner to access personal data in their vehicle and take advantage of a handful of personalized in-vehicle services. The system can also be shared between more than one vehicle, if you are lucky enough to own to 2 newer BMWs that is. And, if you are a person who travels constantly and have to rent a car, the data can be transferred to that vehicle for a specific period of time.
The only real downside is that if you lose your car keys, you will also lose all of your personal and payment information.
Hat Tip: GizMag