A new electric car from Chrysler called the Peapod sounds cute, but it may be surprisingly innovative. According to Chrysler, the car's included iPhone docking station turns your iPhone into a key, too.
According to a report on Autobloggreen, "simply dock your iPod for a fun, cutting edge way to start up. Exclusive software designed exclusively for Peapod turns your iPod into a key. Both options are interchangeable and secure." Sound familiar? The Rinspeed concept car was first to suggest the iPhone-as-key trick at the 2009 Geneva auto show.
The Peapod will be the first production car with the iPhone/key technology, however. Docked in the Peapod, your iPhone will also work as a green meter showing your energy savings while driving an all-electric car, as an interface to the vehicles sound system and as a navigational system--all of which are shown in this brochure.