Valeo Unveils Smartphone Ignition System

Valeo Unveils Smartphone Ignition System

Would you like to trade in your car keys for the convenience of being able to unlock your doors and start your car with just your smartphone?

That’s the future that automotive supplier Valeo is showing at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show. Scheduled to go on sale in 2016, InBlue uses a Bluetooth connection to transform your handset into a virtual key that can unlock, start and even let you share your car. It also offers remote parking and access to vehicle data including tire pressure, the fuel level and the last location where the vehicle was parked.

2015 Consumer Electronics Show Coverage

Similar to Hyundai’s latest smart-watch app, Valeo also displayed smart-watch integration, that gives users the ability to unlock and start their car from their wristwatch.