Unified car security standard on cellphone keys
Wednesday, 04 18 2018, Category: Technology, Country: World
Allianz, Europe’s largest insurer, called yesterday for a unified security standard to be used when cellphones supplant keys as the means to open and start cars.
The company, based at Ismaning near Munich, said it expected cellphones to take over the role of car keys in Europe over the coming three to five years.
Standardising the security requirements would help ensure that car thieves were unable to profit from the switch-over, in which German carmaker Mercedes was already offering the cellphone option, Allianz experts said.
“We believe that in three, four or five years that this will be a broadly based offer,” said Christoph Lauterwasser, head