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Your phone will replace car keys entirely if Volvo has its way

Written by TechBug

Lose your phone, lose your car — well, maybe, if Volvo has its way with its plan to kill the car key in favor of a smartphone app in 2017. The car company announced today that it plans to drop physical keys and fobs as early as next year in favor of a Volvo app and Bluetooth, which would do everything instead.

You’ll be able to unlock the doors, start the car, open the trunk and more, provided your phone is in range, as well as have multiple ‘keys’ on your device to access a number of different cars.

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