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Why have keyless entry system become so popular?

Why the rush to fit keyless systems? Is it just a scam to fit a “premium” feature in a vehicle. I for one, would not want such a system. Physical keys have their faults but all in all, are quite satisfactory.

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They're genuinely useful if you're approaching a car with your hands full and want to get in it without rooting around in your pocket for a key. They can be secure, too - provided they're fitted with a motion sensor so they go to sleep when they're not being moved.
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