BMW key the new Mobil Speedpass?

BMW’s research unit has announced its latest innovation; the groundbreaking research has led to…. a Mobil Speedpass. This new multifunction smart key, co-developed with NXP Semiconductor, is actually more functional than ExxonMobil’s 11-year-old RFID gadget, but that’s the general idea. Wrapping NXP’s latest SmartMX chip into a prototype car key will enable users to pay for items with the key, as well as using the contactless payment feature to pay for public transportation and tolls, too. Now – just don’t lose it or someone else will have access to your car AND your wallet….

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