The Nissan Micra is one of those small hatchbacks that are making their way into the market with USPs that center around technology. In case you’re wondering, we haven’t started reviewing cars on Tech2 yet… However we are going to be delving to the technology that vehicles use for some in-car systems and such. So here’s a closer look at the Nissan Micra XV’s I-Key (Intelligent Key) Keyless Entry system and Push Button ignition.
It’s called the Intelligent Key System
I would have gone with ‘Smart Key System’ considering the kinds of ‘Smart’ technology that’s going around these days. It’s a ridiculously simple but weather or not it’s actually handy or just a gimmick is yet to be decided. This particular system is only available with the high end model i.e. the XV.
Like I said, it’s a simple system. On the two front-door handles and just above the boot’s handle are small rubber buttons. These can be either press to lock or unlock the vehicle. Although you’ll see a key slot in the driver’s side door, there didn’t seem to be any actual key provided. The key chain is fitted with an Auto-Cop style button system for remote unlocking or locking the car as well. But it’s this key that is the… ‘key’ to the whole system (pardon the pun). Thanks to RFID (Radio-frequency identification) technology, as long as you have the key with you when you press the buttons on the door, can the car be unlocked. Each key is of course coded with a specific frequency that each car can read.