What Is Toyota Smart Entry System?

How often to find yourself standing in the parking lot with your arms full of grocery bags, realizing that your keys are in your pocket or purse. You suddenly have to either find a way to rearrange everything without dropping those bags, or set everything down in a dirty parking lot, two options that are less than ideal.

Now, thanks to the Toyota Smart Entry System, this is a worry of the past. Toyota’s advanced Smart Entry System allows you to perform many of the normal functions of operating a car, from locking and unlocking the doors to starting the engine, just by carrying the key somewhere on your body and not necessarily in your hand. The system uses wireless technology to “recognize” when both the key and the vehicle are within close proximity to one another. So, long as the key is within about 2.3 feet of either the front or back door handles, you can do all of the following: 

 – Lock and unlock the vehicle front doors

 – Lock and unlock the vehicle back doors

 – Start your car’s engine and go for a drive

If the key was in your pocket and you wanted to unlock the driver’s side door, for example, all you have to do is grip the door handle. The sensor on the handle itself will detect the key, whether it’s in your pocket or your nearby handbag, and the car will take care of the rest.

When the key is detected as being inside the vehicle, your engine can be started in just a couple of seconds. All you have to do is step on the break pedal and push the “Start/Stop” button on the console to start the engine.

A safety system also makes it impossible to lock your car with your keys inside. If you happen to forget your key inside and you try to press the “Lock” button on your door’s handle, an alert will automatically notify you that the key is still inside the car. You won’t be able to lock your doors until you retrieve it. This is just one more thing that you won’t have to worry that also provides an additional layer of convenience that only comes with owning a Toyota.

The Toyota Smart Entry system is just another in a long line of examples of Toyota’s commitment to not only being one of the most forward-thinking car manufacturers in the industry today, but also to the things that matter most: the convenience and happiness of their customers. If you’d like to find out more information about the Toyota Smart Entry System, or if you have other important questions that you’d like to find out the answers to, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.