New BYD F3 comes with a remote control than can actually move the car
Published on June 19, 2012 by Tycho de Feyter
Cool stuff: the new BYD F3 will come with a very innovative remote control, see pic. The F3 can be remotely started (red button), remotely moved forward, backwards, and left and right. The system works only at very low speed, but we don’t know yet how low.
Perfect for situations like when your neighbor comes knocking at your door asking you to move your car a few centimeters so he can park in his favorite spot. In the old world you had to get out of the house, get in the car, start it and move. No need for all that anymore thanks to BYD! This is the new world… Just do it from your chair on your porch, while having a beer. I guess police can’t fine you for drinking when you are not actually in the car.
What a brilliant device, I suddenly start to like BYD again, very much. The legal implications must be very interesting but as far as I know China doesn’t have any law that forbids remote controlled real cars, simply because nobody ever thought it would happen. It did, and BYD will sell it. Sure some geeks will find a way to get rid of the limiter, if they do, we can start racing…
The new BYD F3 Sui Rui, successor of the BYD F3, debuted at the Beijing Auto Show in April. The F3 Su Rui, meaning ‘quick (and) sharp’, stands on a new platform and comes with a new 1.5 turbo ‘TID’ engine mated to a 6-speed DCT, an older and cheaper 1.8 will be available as well. Size: 4680/1765/2660, wheelbase is 2660.