Mumbai – Today is the age of technology. We use technology to make things easier. The internet, Alexa, a lot of things have changed our lives. Meanwhile, another quote from technology has surfaced. In fact, Google is working with BMW and other automakers to create a digital key that will help car owners lock, unlock and turn on the car from their Android smartphones.
The company announced this on Tuesday during its 2021 Google I / O Developer event. The digital key is one of the many new features in the latest version of the company’s mobile operating system, Android 12. According to Prime Minister’s VP Samir Samat for Android and Google Play, digital car keys will be available on selected Pixel and Samsung Galaxy phones later this year. Digital car keys will still be available on unnamed 2022 auto models, including BMW and some 2021 models.
Digital keys use so-called ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, a radio transmission for which sensors will send signals. This will help your phone’s antenna to detect and recognize objects equipped with UWB transmitters. Using UWB technology, Android users will be able to lock and unlock their cars without taking out their phones. Customers who have a car model with NFC technology or near-field communication will be able to unlock their car by tapping the phone.
The phone communicates with an NFC reader in the user’s car, which is usually inside the door handle. Google says users will be able to share their car keys securely and remotely with friends and family if they need to borrow a car.