Koenigsegg Gemera “Hybrid” Key Fob Concept Is Also a Smartphone
The current generation of Egg keys integrates multiple functions besides locking/unlocking the vehicle, such as allowing you to operate the Autoskin hardware that hydraulically opens the doors, the hood/clam and the trunk lid. Oh, and there’s also a Ghost button that now only references the Swedish air squadron whose base was converted into the Koenigsegg Angelholm factory, but also puts on a show by playing with all the movable panels at once.
Owners can also opt for precious metals and stones when ordering their keys, with the results being nothing short of automotive jewelry.
Well, the digital model we have here adds quite a few functions, starting with a touchscreen that allows one to control the said features.
Besides, the gadget can also serve as a phone (you’ll find a surprise related to this at the end of the Instagram clip below). Come to think of it, there might be hidden semi-autonomous parking/summoning features in those complex menus. After all, BMW introduced this sort of technology on a smart key back in 2015, while more and more automakers offer dedicated apps that allow the user to remotely start the car for climate control-related purposes and monitor various parameters of a vehicle.
Now, with Koenigsegg being the innovator that it is, the company might just be working on the next generation of keys (these guys love to do stuff in-house, even programming).
Nevertheless, while this digital fantasy is captivating a touchscreen and a hefty size might not be the ideal ingredients when it comes to convenience. So, when the said Koenigsegg toys do show up, they might be quite different from the independent effort portrayed here.