A new phone about to be revealed by Sharp and NTT DoCoMo has a built-in “Intelligent Key.” Why, you might ask, is it so intelligent? It lets you open your car door and start your engine without ever lifting a finger. Once you set the system up, the phone will automatically unlock the door when you get within a certain distance — then, if you so choose, start ‘er up once you get inside.
Nissan has been working on the technology for a while, but this will mark the first time it’s been built into a cell phone, the companies say. The technology is expected to be unveiled at a conference next week.
Maybe the rest of us will get to try it in another decade. Or three.