Toyota’s new app: Car sharing with no need of physical key


Smart Key box, a new App developed by the Japanese automobile giant Toyota lets its users to access and start their car through their smartphone. As per the statement given by the company the app would allow the access to the users who have previously signed up for the shared-use car to function it, giving a more secure way of lending and renting cars.

Toyota will test another auto sharing framework one year from now that gives clients a chance to open entryways and start cars with their cell phones. The Smart Key box framework takes out the requirement for a physical key. Toyota will test the framework in San Francisco with the Getaround car sharing service beginning in January. A Toyota venture has invested $10 million into Getaround this month.

Toyota says a client’s telephone will inspire codes to get to the savvy scratch box inside car- sharing vehicles. At the point when the cellphone draws near to the vehicle, the codes are checked through the Bluetooth framework. The smartphone app, connecting to Toyota’s cloud-based Mobility Services Platform also supports payments and loan scheduling.

With this Toyota has is competing in space with big players. Ford has GoDrive in London, General Motors launched Maven its own car-sharing service, In Seattle BMW has ReachNow and Tesla also plans to launch its own car-sharing network soon.

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Madhurima Goyal, From ITvoir News Desk