The hi-tech car key you can take surfing: BMW digital card now available on its cheapest model
Hiding your car key under a beach towel or in your shoes could soon be a thing of the past.
Most modern car keys can’t be taken into the water and contain tiny hi-tech immobilisers and cost in excess of $200 to replace.
Surfers, beach-goers and bushwalkers have faced this dilemma for more than a decade as more vehicles adopted sensor keys, but an increasing number of car companies are coming up with innovative options.
Around the Tracks: Cybertruck, Brazil, and Corvette
When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world.
Here’s a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while.
Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?
Supra + Tuner = power
General Motors (GM) has filed a lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler (FCA), claiming the rival's bribery of officials from the United Auto Workers (UAW) union caused it serious financial damage.
GM alleges FCA instigated a “multi-year pattern of corruption” to “undermine the integrity of the collective bargaining process and cause GM substantial damages".
Ken Block conquers Tianmen Mountain in Climbkhana 2 - video
Darcy Foster • Ken Block is at it again.
Dubbed ‘Climbkhana Two’, the latest 'khana' video sees the rally and drift ace take on the 99-turn, 11km Tianmen Mountain road in China.
Ken’s ascent to ‘Heaven’s Gate’ (the literal Mandarin translation of ‘Tianmen’) required serious planning, but luckily he had one of the newest tools in his automotive arsenal for the job; the Hoonitruck.
Darcy Foster • Mercedes-Benz Australia has recalled the 2019 GLE over concerns the trim divider at the rear door windows might not meet specification.
According to the company, the external trim divider at the rear windows could be incorrectly attached, which could make the divider separate from the vehicle while driving, posing a risk of injury to other road users.
A total of 780 cars are affected – a full VIN list is attached here.