BMW high-tech keyfob will self-park the car

Almost a year ago, we published photos of the BMW i8 keyfob which was regarded as one of the most high-tech car keys on the market. At the time, BMW has refrained from giving more information on the keyfob, but we have learned at the time that besides the usual buttons for locking and unlocking, a high-res LCD… » 12/03/14 12:31am 12/03/14 12:31am

Spy Camera Hidden In Fake Key Fob

Brilliant Hong Kong electronics maker Brando has come up with a new gadget for the spying car guy, a fake key fob with a built in spy camera. It's even got an SD slot for extended observation. » 10/23/09 1:30pm 10/23/09 1:30pm

Hoser Runs Self Over With Remote Starter

A Cambridge, Ontario man has managed to injure himself in a most unusual way: with his remote starter. The 32-year-old was going from car to store when he accidentally tapped the "start" button instead of the "lock" button on his key fob. His vehicle came to life, and, being a manual in first gear, pinned him against… » 6/26/08 11:20am 6/26/08 11:20am

New Delphi Tech Ensures No More Dead Keyfob Batteries

Delphi, makers of all kinds of vehicle electronic gadgetry, will become the first manufacturer to use what is being called "segmented display cell." SDC is a type of e-ink used in electronics and will soon be implemented into a wireless bi-directional keyfob. SDC will make integrating displays into keyfobs a little… » 5/12/08 3:20pm 5/12/08 3:20pm

German Scientists Crack Remote Code, Cars And Garages Vulnerable To…

Ever wonder how all the remote openers in the world don't set each other off on a regular basis? It all has to do with the mysterious KeeLoq security system, made by Microchip Technology. The system is used by quite a few automakers in their remote keyfobs and in garage door openers to keep things secure. Well, the… » 4/09/08 4:30pm 4/09/08 4:30pm

GM's New Key Fob Goes Both Ways: Two-Way Communicator Shows Tire…

Through the marvel of two-way radio frequency communication, the General's now got a brand new toy coming your way. It's a — wait for it — hell, give it a drum-roll — key fob! And if we're to believe the hype, it promises to revolutionize your pocket through a breakthrough in miniaturization of both size and costs.… » 11/15/06 3:45pm 11/15/06 3:45pm

Breaking Odds! Wert Encounters Strangeness In Detroit Parking Garage

Despite the fact that we know there's only so many signals our key fobs can use to transmit codes to our car for commands like "lock", "unlock" and "alarm", we're still kind of weirded out when we encounter through random chance, a vehicle sharing said signal. We guess we shouldn't be too surprised because as we… » 10/06/06 1:59pm 10/06/06 1:59pm

And On The Fourth Key Design...

First...man created car keys, and the automotive gods looked down and saw it was simple and it was good. Second...there was a desire by many to open up their cars from long distances without the dirtiness of twisting a key in a door handle, and the key fob was created. The automotive gods looked down and saw that… » 3/24/06 8:15am 3/24/06 8:15am

Bulgarian Key-Fob Guns Show up in UK

In some circles a "Bulgarian key fob" is probably a perverse double entendre, in others, it's merely a key fob that fires bullets. Police in the UK (Manchester, mostly) have been uncovering and seizing numbers of tiny twin-shooters, sold legally as in Bulgaria as flare pistols, but converted to fire live ammo. The… » 8/09/05 8:46pm 8/09/05 8:46pm