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The XLR has two new features that mean you don't have to take your key out to get in and start the car.

Keyless Access: "As you approach the locked vehicle, sensors instantly recognize your Bulgari-designed key FOB even without retrieval from a pocket, purse, or briefcase. If all verification conditions are met, the door or trunk will unlock and then unlatch at your command."

Push Button Start: "After you enter the car, simply push the "start" button on the dash. In less than a second, the vehicle issues a challenge to your Bulgari-designed key FOB, and if all verification conditions are met, the engine starts. Press the "OFF/ACC" button, and the vehicle turns OFF, but retained accessory power is maintained until a door is opened."


I like the idea of this but part of me thinks that it will feel a little strange to just walk up, climb in, push a button, and go.
 

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Several high end luxury cars have had this for a while, too. Neat idea.

The hacker in me thinks it could be spoofed. But then I say that without knowing the details of the technological implementation.
 

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I always disable the auto-unlock feature on my cars. The push button thing seems weird but cool. :cool
 

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Didn't they have this on some of the early C5's? I recall reading stories of batteries going dead, because of fobs just on the edge of range (lock, unlock, lock, unlock, all night).
 

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MidLife.....You are right.....The 97 and 98 C-5s had the auto unlock...When you got within range the car would unlock....I can remember standing in a friends garage when we heard clicking(The keys were inside the house) The clicking was the car locking and unlocking.Most folks I know who have this feature have deactivated it and I suspect the same problems will appear on the XLR....Maybe the bugs have been worked out by now tho.....:)
 

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MidLifeinMI said:
Didn't they have this on some of the early C5's? I recall reading stories of batteries going dead, because of fobs just on the edge of range (lock, unlock, lock, unlock, all night).
Yes, my 97 Corvette has it. My 2002 Trailblazer has it also, never had any problems with either of them as far as running the battery down but I deactivate them anyway, I just don't like the doors unlocking when I approach the car until I unlock them myself.
 

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Rapid Roger said:
MidLife.....You are right.....The 97 and 98 C-5s had the auto unlock...When you got within range the car would unlock....I can remember standing in a friends garage when we heard clicking(The keys were inside the house) The clicking was the car locking and unlocking.Most folks I know who have this feature have deactivated it and I suspect the same problems will appear on the XLR....Maybe the bugs have been worked out by now tho.....:)
Supposedly what will happen is that the locks will only lock once and will only unlock once you physically touch a pad or handle. Thus preventing the lock/unlock issue.

Or so I heard.
 

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Scissors said:
Supposedly what will happen is that the locks will only lock once and will only unlock once you physically touch a pad or handle. Thus preventing the lock/unlock issue.

Or so I heard.
Wouldn't that just be like hitting the button on the key FOB then? I mean if you have to touch something to make the door lock/unlock it wouldn't really be an "auto-lock/unlock" would it?:confused
 

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I like the idea of this but part of me thinks that it will feel a little strange to just walk up, climb in, push a button, and go. [/B]
I was thinking the same thing.
 

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Re: Re: Re: Never get your key out again?

Nomad said:
Yeah, but it would be kinda cool too. :lol
Absolutly, it would be great, just confusing for a while:yesnod
 
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