VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) subsidiary VOXXHirschmann, a tier-one supplier to automotive OEM´s, has officially launched its new efob or Phone-as-a-Key technology, the latest evolution in its full line of remote start and keyless entry products, the company said.
With efob, consumers no longer have to carry their car keys and can now access, drive and share their vehicle seamlessly through the use of their smartphone and an efob-enabled, Bluetooth mobile application and infrastructure.
The company has secured an award of business from a west coast-based electric vehicle manufacturer as their tier-one supplier for the efob technology with production and delivery scheduled to begin in 2018.
Combining the capabilities of a secure smartphone application designed for Apple and Android devices, this new patented efob solution leverages Bluetooth Low Energy (BTLE) technology, a network of sensors and unique micro-proximity detection application software, secure cloud, and other intellectual property.
Consumers can now seamlessly enable control over all functions of traditional factory keyless entry/exit key fobs now available on most push button start-equipped cars and trucks simply by approaching their vehicle with their smartphone, provided vehicles are equipped with smart sensors.
As an added safety feature, neither the vehicle nor the smartphone need a cellular or Internet connection to unlock/start the car once paired and since the app works in the background, no action on the smartphone or by the consumer is required.
VOXXHirschmann is subsidiary of VOXX International which combines the domestic and international OE design, engineering, manufacturing and sales assets of Hirschmann Car Communication, Audiovox, Code Systems and Invision.
VOXX International Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX) has grown into a worldwide leader in many automotive and consumer electronics and accessories categories, as well as premium high-end audio.