FIME has contributed its expertise to a virtual car key access system using NFC technology launched by Valeo and Orange Business Services. The solution makes it possible to temporarily transfer a car key to a mobile phone, manage a booking system online and finally, open the car door and start the car using this mobile phone.
FIME has offered its application development capabilities to the innovative project being delivered by Valeo, a provider of components, systems and modules for the automotive industry, and Orange Business Services, an entity within the France Télécom Group dedicated to global business telecommunications. The solution is based on mobile phone and web technology and can be used by a company or privately by a group of friends. The process works as follows:
Pascal Le Ray, CEO of FIME, comments: “FIME is pleased to collaborate with Valeo as part of Orange Business Services to deliver this NFC solution which is new, exciting and convenient. It delivers many benefits such as avoiding keys being lost, enables easy monitoring and regulation of the distribution of ignition keys, and optimises vehicle loan management due to the comprehensive booking system. Such advancements in the use of NFC technology highlights the capabilities and opportunities that can be achieved through innovation and market convergence. We continue to contribute to the research and development of pioneering NFC applications at FIME and look forward to seeing them launch to market as successfully.”