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Honda R&D Americas, Inc. for the Bidirectional Long Range Communications System with Continental

Honda wanted to gain first mover advantage in remote starting communications that included FOB battery recharging capabilities. The Continental Bi-Directional Long Range Remote FOB is a result of complex collaboration between Honda, who holds key patents on the power regeneration and battery system. Honda set the specs for the long range FOB that had to have a 2-year life span of batteries before replacement. Continental figured a way to work with the Honda patents and add their own innovations. This is first OEM key FOB that has locking and engine start functions from up to 1,000 meters. The FOB sends command signals and receives vehicle response signals that provide LED confirmation of status.