Smart Device Access

Car access via smartphone and tablet

It is also possible to do away with the key altogether. Thanks to modern connectivity, these solutions function without any traditional keys at all. Offering a completely new user experience, this system meets the demands of the mobile society of the future.
From the backend of the OEM or the corresponding service provider – even in fleet or car-sharing solutions, for example – the virtual key is transferred to the driver’s smartphone. With this virtual key, the driver gains access to the vehicle – personalized driver data can be integrated in the key and is transmitted with it. Of course, preferred vehicle settings can be permanently stored on the smartphone as well.


  • Virtual key on smartphone and tablet
  • Access via Bluetooth and NFC
  • Individually configurable

Fleet management: Over-the-air key management and access via smartphone

Our smart device access solutions allow vehicle manufacturers to offer their customers access to the vehicle and to start it by cell phone. They also make it easier for fleet managers and users to manage keys by means of flexible management with dynamic over-the-air key issuance. Continental thus offers a cost- and time-saving solution for car rental agencies, car sharing companies, and anyone who wants to manage their fleet more efficiently.
To market this attractive concept, Continental and D’Ieteren have founded the joint venture OTA keys S.A. You will find more information and contact details for our sales employees on the OTA keys website

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