I wanted to start a discussion to see who would have any ideas on this. Or if something exists, let it be known.
Has anyone ever thought it would be neat to have the fob for push button start models in your wallet? Because thats something you always have on you. You wouldn't have to worry about keeping track of the key. Touch the handle to unlock, get in and go.
Heres what brought me to this idea, I install low voltage systems, access control being one of them. For those that don't know what that is, its a door lock and unlock system. The door has an electric strike or handle, with a reader. If you present a proximity card recognized by the reader, the door unlocks. In most cases, the card is in your wallet or the fob on your keys. Present it to the reader, and door unlocks. At our office we have a giant reader, where I don't have to take my wallet out of my pocket to be in proximity of the reader. I just walk up to the door, reader reads the card from my pocket, door unlocks. Sounds similar to the edge, right?
My issue is with keeping track of my keys. My old fusion, I NEVER took the key out of the ignition. I always used the keypad to lock and unlock the door. With the edge, in the summer I do the same, key in the console and use the keypad to lock and unlock. In the winter I can leave the fob in my coat pocket. But I don't always have my coat, I always have my wallet though(unless I forget it at home, but getting in the car and it unable to start will remind me!) Ive tried a lot of things to keep the fob on me in the summer. None seem to really work for me.
Does anyone know of something that will work for this? If you disassemble the key down to the chip, it gets pretty small, it would work, but still too big.
I wonder if the key fob for a focus or fiesta(the three button egg shaped fob) could be programmed to the edge. Because that fob when taken apart down to the chip may be small enough to comfortably fit in your wallet.