RIM shows Porsche 911 with NFC at Mobile World Congress


A Porsche 911 that features NFC pairing functionality is on show at the BlackBerry stand at this week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

For the demonstration, an NFC tag has been integrated into the vehicle, allowing the driver’s BlackBerry NFC phone to be automatically paired with the Porsche’s in-car systems with a touch. RIM has produced a video showing the Porsche 911’s NFC functionality — and other aspects of the phone maker’s vision for the cars of the future — in action:

The addition of NFC to vehicles is now being investigated by most car manufacturers. Last March, Daimler, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Toyota and Volkswagen joined the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), and Daimler plans to add NFC to Mercedes-Benz vehicles from 2013. BMW and a number of industry suppliers are also working on NFC car keys.

RIM is also demonstrating NFC ‘Like Stations’ on its Mobile World Congress booth.

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