A Tesla owner recently had a microchip implanted in his right hand so that he could unlock his Tesla electric car with his hand, the company said Aug. 20.
Tesla owner Brandon Daly, shared online the entire process of having his body implanted with a VivoKey Apex chip, which is contactless, uses the same near-field communication technology as Apple's payment service, and is covered with a biocompatible substance on the surface.
After a surgical procedure totaling nearly $400, Daly opened his Tesla with the back of his right hand, enabling the idea of driving without a car key.
At the same time, he also said that this chip is not the first chip in his body, his left hand implanted a smaller chip, which stores contact and medical information, as well as the key to his home.
Daley said: for the body implanted chip plan is that the left hand is the house keys, the right hand is the car keys, and now, he has achieved both.
The VivoKey Apex is a " near-field communication security chip that can run a small program called Java Card applet".
Daley said, " The company actually has its own app store where you can wirelessly install various applications into the chip implanted in your body."
Daley is not worried about his safety. He says, " We're at the dawn of this technology, and it's a very niche product."