Packed with sophisticated cameras, voice-guided navigation, and wireless payment capability, smartphones have become the Swiss Army knife of today. Now car makers think it is time for smartphones to replace car keys.
Hyundai wants to have wireless NFC technology equipped cars in 2015 and is pushing even deeper smartphone integration.
Vehicle owners will be able to lock and unlock doors by holding a smartphone over an NFC tag. A user's music, contacts, radio station preferences and individual profile settings could be displayed on the vehicle's in-dash display . Wireless smartphone charging is also in the works.
Driver profile settings could be created for individual seating positions and exterior mirror settings.