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Tesla owner wanted to control her Model 3, so she implanted a valet key in her arm

Amie Dansby, a software engineer in Dallas, shows off a microchip that she has implanted inside her right arm. The chip allows her to unlock and start her Tesla Model 3. Foto: Photo courtesy of Amie Dansby

Last year, after placing an order for Tesla's recently unveiled Model 3, Amie Dansby began to ponder an ambitious idea.

Because of its many high tech features, she knew the car was regularly compared to a computer on wheels. Dansby - a software engineer from Dallas - wondered whether it might be possible to control that mobile computer the way a growing number of people are controlling other devices, opening doors, turning on lights and retrieving food from vending machines: with a microchip implanted in her body...

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