By late 1968, the wireless Ramostar Radio Motor Starter was all the rage, according to the Mail Order section of Popular Sciences. Ramostar hailed from a suburb of Chicago, Illinois. The Radio Motor Starter wasn’t cheap; $595 US in 1968 money, which translated into about a third of the price for something called a Toyota, or the outright purchase of a six-year old Rambler
Early 1990s , VitroPlus added the remote starter to it’s growing electronic line of products. This model was fresh, small and with only one function, what a life saver!
Evoluation brought trunk, alarm and lock/unlock features
SMART PHONE ERA
5 years ago we would never have associated the smart phone with a remote starter. We used to have the liberty of ignoring wireless communication evolution. Did you know that in Canada, mobile data traffic will grow 900% from 2013 to 2018, that is a compound annual growth rate of 54%. (Cisco, VNI Mobile Forecast Highlights, 2013-2018)
Those times are gone! The writing is on the wall that smart phones are here to stay and will continue to evolve
- Smartphone penetration in Canada is now at 73%. (J.D. Power & Associates, Canadian Wireless Total Ownership Experience Study, 2014)
- Over 27.9 million Canadians are wireless phone subscribers. CRTC, Communications Monitoring Report, 2013) Population of Canada in 2013 was 35.16 million.
- More than one in five households in Canada have cell phones as their only form of telephone service. In 2013, 21% of households reported using a cell phone exclusively, up from 13% in 2010. (Statistics Canada, Residential Telephone Service Survey 2014)
- Exclusive cell phone use is higher in households where all of the members are under 35 years of age.