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Cell phone can unlock car, start engine

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big deal...James Bond had that 10 years ago..old technology!

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Yep, until they make one that can open beer bottles without getting a scratch I won't be impressed.

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My little remote will start my car from the comfort of my home, warm it up, and then when I get in on those cold mornings, my little toes are nice and warm. It also unlocks my door when I am within 10 feet, if I want. Seeing Docomo is the only supplier, who cares. Technology won't go anywhere here because it's not needed.

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Forget what manufacturer it is (Vauxhall, maybe), but I've seen this technology in a key fob about 3 or 4 years ago now. Not really that big a revelation, although cool nevertheless.

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sounds like it will be instantly converted into a car-bomb remote control somewhere in this world.I think the technology that stops stolen cars is more interesting,being from a country of carjackings.

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Hope it will reduce car theft worldwide.

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How cute. Now when they steal my cell phone, they can have my care as well.

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Note to self... keep photo entirely out of the reach of the little one.

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MPNiea and you can also pay with your phone here, so phone gone, car gone and money in bank account gone.

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I haven't got a car or a mobile phone. What's in it for me?

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usually people leave their cars in the front the convinient stores the engine running. What is the point?

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I haven't got a car or a mobile phone. What's in it for me?

Awesome. I've got some playing cards, how about some babanuki?

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Someday they will invent a cellphone that can, with the touch of a button, blow up the world. I pray that day never arrives.

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yes, but can it drive?

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Forget what manufacturer it is (Vauxhall, maybe), but I've seen this technology in a key fob about 3 or 4 years ago now. Not really that big a revelation, although cool nevertheless.

This technology has been around for years. Probably Toyota applied it large scale. I doubt Vauxhall pioneered or led it, but I confess I have not looked into this in depth. Using a cell phone to do the tricks is just a small change from the key fobs.

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Very nice. . .BUT what if you were to lose your cellphone or it gets stolen or hacked, does this give the person full access to your car?? With the GPS they can also locate your house.

I would like to see a security solution for this before i would actually try something like this.

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