No more car keys?

By the time today’s Cub Scouts start driving, car keys could be history, according to some automotive experts.

More and more new cars and trucks are replacing keys with push-button starters. Instead of turning a key to start the car, you just push the power button.

But how do you keep thieves from stealing your car? In cars with push-button starters, the remote control fob that’s used to open the doors is also used to send a signal to the ignition. For the car to start, the fob just needs to be near the dashboard.

So is this a good idea? Should car keys go extinct? Tell us what you think in the comment section at the bottom of this page.


  1. I have a better idea:

    On beyond tommorow (a technolagy show on the science channel) they showed how a group of people let some teenagers (not old enough to drive yet) design a concept car. It had many cool little features, and among them, instead of keys, everyone had a card. You could program the car to only open up to certain cards, and when it does open up, it will automatically shift the seat to your preferences.

  2. Yeah, it seems kind of dumb. Why get rid of the keys if you still have to use that fob thing? Here’s another idea, have the car read finger prints. then you could easily program the car to open to certain fingerprints. That’s even better than a card! you don’t have to keep track of anything! I’M BRILLIANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! quick, alert th presses!

  3. I like the card idea. I never thought of that before. Good 1!!! I think that it is interesting that they are starting the keyless ignition start, but I think it depends all on the future. Pretty soon cars won’t need fuel. They will all be all solar powered in the next few generations. I really don’t know.

  4. i dont know…

    if some body robs you it would be just like the car keys

    i dont know..

    they problably think of a camera that recognizes your face in the future but thats in the future

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