Earlier this year I’ve decided to finally go ahead and get myself some sort of chip. After a little bit of thinking I found the ‘perfect’ case.
A type of short rental car that you simply reserve over the internet and then open by holding a key card to the reader behind the windscreen.
Fast forward some research, I foudn out the xM1 was discontinued.
Now, since there’s the new run of the improved version of it I got myself one of those and gave it a proper test.
Cloning turned out to only be troublesome by my phone being unable to read the chip even remotely reliably. Or any other NFC chip including the key card.
Got myself a UBS scanner and finally cloned it.
Went ahead and tested it properly after that, and… I can no confidently say that the chip, like I kinda expected cannot be read by the Car.
I’ve got the Car to read the Chip one single time, hitting some magic Angel that I’ve never got right again.
Eventually decided to move the chip into a different location that has thinner skin. Tested it again yesterday and still nothing.
So. The chip works, just not in a way that is of any use with the situation I intended it for.
Figured the scanner in there would be quite good since it can read through the windscreen and a couple non nfc card inside my wallet to reach the key card for it. But nope.
Was it still worth it? Yes.
I learned new things and even got everyone at work stumped after someone said “One day we will have chips that can open doors implanted in our bodies” and I was able to just show the chip under my skin.
Alternatively I should be able to get myself a NFC card for public transport here that can be used to buy certain train tickets that need it for identification.
For anyone interested about the car rental mentioned. There you go Mobility