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September 25, 2008

Nissan, NTT DoCoMo and Sharp develop mobile phone with built-in intelligent key

Nissan Motor, NTT DoCoMo, and Sharp have jointly developed a mobile phone capable of functioning as an intelligent key for automobiles. The device will incorporate Nissan's intelligent key system is already a standard feature in many of its vehicles.

By CBR Staff Writer

Nissan said that its intelligent key system, installed in more than 950,000 units of various Nissan models since 2002, employs two-way wireless communications technology to automatically unlock or lock the car door, and start or stop the engine.

Nissan and Sharp have integrated these electronic intelligent-key, wireless communications and electromagnetic technologies into the new handset. Nissan, DoCoMo, and Sharp will continue to develop the product with commercial distribution anticipated in early fiscal 2009.

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