Seat has revealed upcoming added functions to its smartphone app, including locking and unlocking, a car park finder and key sharing abilities.
The smartphone app is now capable of locking and unlocking the driver’s car, and a ‘key’ sharing function allows car owners to grant access to their car via their contacts.
This means other smartphone owners who have been granted access can drive the car, although the access-giver can limit the maximum speed and distance from a point which the car can travel under the control of the secondary driver.
The access-giver can also monitor the location of the car; indicating that the target market for the new tech is parents, sharing or buying a car for children of driving age. The system cannot be operated from afar, operating only within close proximity of the car when the smartphone is connected via Bluetooth.
Also featuring on the app is a car park finder, which locates local car parks and can locate, reserve and pre-pay for a space, as well as automatically pay for extra time, should the driver outstay their reservation.