bmw-i8-smart-key-fobCar keys are something we don’t really give much thought to, although we suppose if we had the car key pictured above, well you can be sure we’d never stop talking about it. Pictured above is a concept key fob belonging to the BMW i8, which for those unfamiliar, is a concept hybrid vehicle that was unveiled back in the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show. The car’s design, even from 4 years ago, remains futuristic looking even today, and we suppose its key fob is no different. While this is a concept, it is apparently an official concept which was shared by a BMW insider with the folks at Bimmerfile.


While most key fobs come with a few buttons to unlock/lock the car, pop the boot, or sound the alarm, this key fob does that and more. It is said to feature a high resolution LCD display that will be able to display a variety of relevant information to the owner. For example it will be able to tell what is the range left in the car before requiring a recharge, or how long left before the car is fully charged, and etc. The key fob will also feature a handful of buttons that can be customized according to the user’s needs, making it a lot more handy than your regular key fob, although we can only imagine how troublesome and expensive it would be to lose it.

This is currently a concept and BMW has yet to officially confirm its existence, but in the meantime what do you guys make of it?

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