Tata cars to get Keyless entry system from supplier for German luxury cars – Report

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Will come on Tata cars from Q3 2016.

German-based mechatronics component supplier, Marquardt, will start supplying its ‘Passive Entry Passive Start’ system to Tata Motors, says a report on the Financial Express. In a first, Tata Motors’ new models will come with a keyless entry system, similar to the one found on cars like the Elite i20, Maruti Swift etc.

Tata Zest launch images key
Even top-end variants of Tata’s new offerings are devoid of the push button start feature.

Tata car models coming from Q3 2016 will feature this system, Harald Marquardt, CEO, Marquardt Group, said. Interestingly, Marquardt is also setting up an R&D Center in Pune, and a production facility could be established in the country as well.

Marquardt makes driver authorization systems and anti-theft devices for brands like BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz, VW and Chrysler. Some partial keyless entry systems of Marquardt are also found in Japanese cars.

Every Tata car to sport this feature will get the key control unit, antenna, door sensor, electronic steering lock and the start stop button from Marquardt. The initial supplies of these components will come from a Chinese plant.

2015 Maruti Swift facelift engine starter button
Features like keyless entry and the engine starter button have trickled down to segments like that of the Grand i10 and Maruti Swift.

Marquardt declined to give the order value of this deal.

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While a partial keyless entry system is available on cars like the Bolt, Zest, Aria and Safari, a keyless entry-and-go (with the start stop button) is unavailable on any Tata Motors product.

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[Source – Financial Express]

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