New key for new Volkswagen Golf

The German automaker Volkswagen showed how the new VW Golf 8 generation will be opened.

Since the golf goes to a digital format, the «Keyless Start» option is already provided in the database. Previously, the GOLF key needed to be disassembled and in different versions to connect to ignition. It ended on Golf 8. Even the basic set with the simple name Golf comes with the launch system without a keyless start. Accordingly, the key was completely recycled.

The main form was slightly reduced, simplifying design. The VW logo is now in the middle (on the Golf 7 key in the upper corner), and there are still three buttons. The hull is covered with black piano varnish and looks high quality.

The second way to open a car — using a key card.

The key card can be inserted, for example, in the phone case and act as a key. The key card can be inserted, for example, in the phone case and act as a key.

But for the owners of Samsung smartphones, there is a third option — the so-called «Mobile key». Customers can use a compatible smartphone to open and run Golf 8 without having to carry a real car key with you.

How it works? Mobile key is configured through the WE Sonnect application and authorizes once via VTAN. After that, the smartphone can be used as a key when bringing to the door handle. For smartphones, other VW manufacturers offer a key card, which also replaces the usual key. It can be simply integrated into the case for a mobile phone.