The Evolution of Car Keys, From the First Key Children to Smartphones

A car key can be an item that is not too interesting because the shape and features are just so. But on the long journey of car technology, the keys of the car indirectly underwent evolution. Reporting from Car And Driver, there are 12 key car evolution from time to time, ranging from conventional forms, Car Key Replacement to using applications on smartphones. In 1949, Chrysler made the first car key to use the concept of turning a key child to turn on a car. If Chrysler first introduced the concept of turning the key to turn on the car, then in 1965, Ford innovated by creating a two-sided key. This two-sided key made by Ford, allows users to enter a key without fear of confronting a key child.

GM (General Motors) uses a key technology called anti-theft (Vehicle Anti-Theft System) used in the 1986 Chevrolet Corvette. The key work method of the 1986 Chevrolet Corvette is to use a resistor that uses the code, to turn on the car. In 1987, Cadillac Allante developed a car key with a remote, which served to open and lock the door. Until now this key car technology with remote is still being used. For this one, the uniqueness is in the key that looks like a screwdriver, with eight pieces on the key. The first car key in the world that uses laser-cut to improve security, because it is difficult to replicate. The Mercedes-Benz SL 1990 introduced a folding lock integrated with a remote to lock the door.

Again, General Motors (GM) made a breakthrough in the keys to the car is made. At the 1993 Chevrolet Corvette, GM conducted experiments with Passive Keyless Entry. But at that time, the Passive Keyless Entry was only used to lock and unlock the door based on the distance. While to turn on the car, it still needs the key as usual. You could say this key made by Mercedes-Benz is the development of a car key made by the Chevrolet Corvette 1993, even with a more concise form, such as a credit card.