Tata Motors To Offer Keyless Access To Cars Soon
Tata Motors is collaborating with Germany-based Marquardt group to offer keyless access to its future line of cars. The facility will be brought to the small and mid segment cars in the company’s portfolio.
Marquardt has been supplying its keyless entry technology to many top rated car brands. The technology is called Passive Entry Passive Start Systems, and it is more secure than conventional keys. The system uses a combination of electronic key, antenna, body computer, sensors and an electronic column sensor locking system to offer keyless entry to the vehicle. If you lose your key, you can simply call the customer care who can replace the key based on their electronic data. The lost key can also be disabled using this data.
Looking at the massive order from Tata, Marquardt has decided to establish an R&D center in the city of Pune. The figures haven’t been declared, but the company said that it was the largest order for them in India. Marquardt didn’t talk about the value of the contract either but said that the figure was in “double-digit million euros”.
The first batch of deliveries will start with 10,000 units. The first cars to feature the technology are expected to show up in the market by next year.