A New Way to Use Your Car.
HOW IT WORKS
Walk up to your car with your smartphone in hand
Place your smartphone or smartwatch near the door and prompt it with your fingerprint, face, or heartbeat.
Enter your car within 30 seconds
Place your smartphone or smartwatch close to your steering wheel and prompt it with your fingerprint, face, or heartbeat
Our co-founder started CarBe as a project in high-school to remove everything from his pocket besides his smartphone. After smart wallets and smart deadbolts, he realized the only thing left was his car key. He found that there was no retrofittable solution to unlocking his car with a smartphone that was easy and affordable.
Our vision aligns itself with self-driving cars in that we plan to integrate our unlocking apparatus in car-sharing platforms to authenticate riders before entering the car. When cars become shared, similar to a SaaS model, our model will minimize the need for RFID keys and Bluetooth.
Rather than using wireless connections with larger proximity, our model uses NFC which maintains a closer range for security and speed when transferring signals. In addition to NFC, we utilize biometric sensors in smartphones and smartwatches to ensure security.