"Honestly, how many people really need it?"
In this episode of Car Hacks, Amr discovers whether or not he can really increase the range of our Audi A4's key fob using his head ... literally.
It was not too long ago that you had to use your key to unlock your car doors and trunk, and to start your vehicle.
Key fobs have come a long way since they were first introduced.
Key fobs have made life much easier for drivers.
Over time, it has become a convenience for us to have remote controls for different functions of our vehicles.
German researchers demonstrated how many cars are vulnerable to an inexpensive and effective technique.
Car keys are an essential part of your vehicle and there are a few different types of them depending on the make and model of your vehicle.
Whether they are single purpose or multi-purpose, electronic car door locks have standard features: A latch/door lock An actuator Actuator rods Activated by radio Electric car door locks operate by receiving a radio signal transmitted by the car key fob, signaling the actuator to activate, which then routes the command through the correct path (lock/unlock) and performs the desired action.
Are your power locks keeping you from getting into your car, or locking it when you leave? You need to know what’s going wrong and take steps to stop it from happening.
The only thing that BMW has officially said about the key fob for the upcoming i8 is that it's made with eco-friendly materials. Like a biopolymer made with castor bean oil and glass fiber. But, according to a leaked picture on Bimmerfile, there will be something a lot cooler built into the thing you'll always have with you when you drive the i8: a connected screen telling you charging status of the car and the range in the battery pack.