iPhone Key Fob App Shows Challenge for Integrated Electronics

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Who needs a key? IPhone app unlocks and starts car

A Cal­i­for­nia com­pa­ny will announce an iPhone appli­ca­tion and car receiv­er that will enable users to lock, unlock and remote­ly start their car with the phone rather than the car’s key fob. The Viper Smart­Start is the lat­est exam­ple of auto­mo­tive elec­tron­ics func­tions migrat­ing into Apple iPhone and oth­er smart­phones, includ­ing turn-by-turn direc­tions or locat­ing the clos­est gas sta­tion.