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Tesla's Model 3 Key Fob arrives without 'passive entry' feature

The $150 device is available on the EV maker's website

The $150 device is available on the EV maker's website.

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What Does the Key Not in Vehicle Warning Light Mean?

Key fobs have come a long way since they were first introduced.

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Ford patents a multi-touch version of its classic keypad

If Ford offers this keypad, you'll be able to enter more complicated entry codes.

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AAA rescues a record 32 million stranded drivers

Most calls were for flat tires, dead batteries, and keys locked in cars.

Many of the rescues could have been avoided.

How to Program the Key Fob for Your Honda or Acura

Over time, it has become a convenience for us to have remote controls for different functions of our vehicles.

How to Program a Replacement Keyless Entry Remote for a GM Car

Keyless entry systems have become a staple in the automotive world, and their use is as widespread as power windows.

How to Use a BMW With Comfort Access Technology

The BMW comfort access technology was introduced in 2002 as a keyless remote system that uses sensors to detect where the owner is in proximity to the vehicle within 1.

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Keyless entry systems are still vulnerable to simple hack

German researchers demonstrated how many cars are vulnerable to an inexpensive and effective technique.

How to Buy a Remote Keyless Entry System

Remote keyless entry systems can be a great addition to your vehicle.

How to Find the Keyless Code on a Ford Explorer or Mercury Mountaineer

Many Ford Explorers and Mercury Mountaineers were manufactured with an option known as the Ford keyless entry keypad.

How Long Does a Door Lock Relay Last?

If you own a newer model vehicle, there’s a good chance it has power door locks.

How to Get a Replacement Car Key

Replacing a car key can be a messy and frustrating experience.

4 Essential Things to Know About the Keys to Your Car

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.

Is a Keyless Push-Button Ignition More Reliable?

Vehicle starting systems have evolved significantly since their inception.

How Does a Push-Button Start Work?

For the vast majority of people, cranking your car involves getting the key out, sliding it into the ignition, and turning it to the “run” position.

How a Keyless Push-Button Ignition Works

Technology has advanced for automotive security and user-focused features, and a shift is occurring where traditional key-and-cylinder starting systems are being replaced by keyless push-button ignition systems.

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Skylock brings your bike into the 21st sharing century

Keys and combinations are for your old man. Skylock brings your bike lock into the digital age, which actually is more exciting and practical than it sounds. This solar-powered U-lock claims to be "as strong as any lock on the market," and features levels of connectivity that add a lot of versatility to what used to just be a thing to keep your bike from getti

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VW Jetta ad suggests keyless entry is not always convenient

"My dog ate my homework." That excuse might not have worked in grade school, and as Volkswagen proves in its latest ad for the Jetta sedan, telling your boss "my dog ate my keys" is no excuse for being late to work, either.

Hacking keyless entry and ignition systems is easier than you think

Anything that emits a signal can be intercepted. Or extended. So with that simple fact in mind, researchers at ETH Zurich in Switzerland were able to imitate the signal coming from a car's key fob, allowing them to open the doors and drive away. And it wasn't just one model from one brand. The study included 10 different models from eight manufacturers.

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