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History of the car key

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History of the car key

Turn the key and drive away? Not in 1900. Starting a vehicle back then was a complex process comprising around ten different steps that only a well-trained chauffeur could master. Activating the ignition with a rotary switch was just one of them. So vehicle theft wasn’t really a problem.

The following pictures may only be used in conjunction with the press release PI10882 "Bosch survey: car keys are annoying!” Reproduction for press purposes free of charge with credit "Picture: © Bosch“

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