NXP Semiconductors might not be a brand you're familiar with, but in a day of connectivity, they are a company you've likely interacted with. Formerly part of Philips, the company makes a lot of the connectivity technology that makes your gadgets work.
In a demo, the company showed us a Near Field Communication prototype that allows you to open your car with your phone. The phone communicates with the car via NFC, and can have various activities at various distances. In the demo, we saw the dome lights turn on as the phone approached the car, and the doors unlock closer.
The technology is not limited to vehicles, either. It could be used on a home door, or as part of a unified system, like Nexia Home Intelligence. You could even use it within the home to turn on lights as you enter a room. The technology is in the world today, and could make it into vehicles in the near future.
From laptops and Lumia to Surface and Xbox, get it at the Microsoft Store.
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