Mercedes ZF/HK – Smart Key Platform

Role: Head of Creative Technology
Contribution: Product Design, Hardware/Software Development

We built an interface and a series of interactions to facilitate a new way of communicating to Mercedes drivers. The smart key is a luxury IOT device, which connects to user’s phone and augments his automotive experience, before and after the car purchase. The device has various features that utilize the onboard hardware. The device connects to the user’s phone through a Bluetooth Low energy microcontroller, which allows for instant notifications through vibrations and light indicators. These features include a clock that uses the lights to indicate the time and a compass that through the phone’s GPS and an on-board magnetometer to display where you have parked your car.