Global Journal of Technology and Optimization

ISSN: 2229-8711

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Ziad AlHihi

Ford Motor Company, Michigan, United States

  • Research Article   
    Adding Bluetooth Capabilities to the Vehicle Key Fob
    Author(s): Ziad AlHihi*

    While working to deliver an app that send commands to the vehicle, I noticed it will not function properly when the phone battery dies. I thought to have the other regular key as alternative solution but the customers did not like to carry the bulky keys. I did some research and came up with a credit card form factor with the same functionalities of a regular key. I added value of Bluetooth chip that connects to the app. I also realized some customers own multiple vehicles and I added a memory chip to save the key learning of up to four vehicles. From the app we can decide what the active profile is. A system includes a mobile device and a fob, each having a short-range wireless transceiver. The mobile device is programmed to transmit a message to the fob indicating a fob action using the mobile device transceiver. The fob is programmed to, using the fob transceive.. Read More»

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