Toyota Introduces Smart Key Box For Keyless Car Sharing

Posted: Nov 1 2016, 12:20pm CDT | by , Updated: Nov 1 2016, 12:23pm CDT, in News | Cars & Vehicles

 

Toyota Introduces Smart Key Box for Keyless Car Sharing
  • Toyota turns your smartphone into a car key using this box
 

The company is all set to invest in car sharing program.

Toyota Motors Corporation is all set to establish mobility services for their customers. This is the reason that they are going to formulate the Mobility Services Platform (MSPF).

This platform will collaborate with a number of service providers in order to provide services like ride sharing, car sharing and other features to ensure better mobility.

The MSPF will work for the betterment of Toyota Smart Center (TSC), the Toyota Big Data Center and financial services used in these tasks. 

According to Shigeki Tomoyama, President of Toyota’s in-house Connected Company stated: “As a mobility service platform provider, by collaborating with various companies and services, we would like to help create a new mobility society in order to offer safer and more convenient mobility to our customers”

Toyota has recently developed the Smart Key Box (SKB). This box will be able to be placed in cars and their vehicles without any modifications needed.

The Car sharing users hence will be able to lock and unlock the cars with their own smartphones and will be able to start the engine of the car with the smartphone as well.

This will provide a safe, secure and more efficient way of lending and renting the service of car sharing to users anywhere in world. 

The function will work only when the smartphone application will receive codes of access to the SKB device. This will be then placed in the assigned vehicle by the company.

The smartphone having the code of reference will be able to connect with SKB through a technology that is called Bluetooth Low Energy communications. The time and period will be managed according to the authentication that will be given by company. 

“Our goal at Getaround has always been to empower people to car-share everywhere,” said Sam Zaid, Getaround’s Founder and CEO.

“Integrating our experience and purpose-built car-sharing technology with Toyota’s activities across mobility services opens up new opportunities to Toyota customers and the rapidly growing car-sharing market."

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