Smartphones are being used more and more with our cars and the plan is for them to be used to replace physical keys in the future.
Now a number of smartphone makers and car makers have agreed a smartphone standard that will be used so that your smartphone can be used to unlock your car and start the engine with your smartphone.
“I’m excited about the overwhelmingly positive response we’ve received from the industry to our standardized Digital Key solution, with new members signing up to help drive adoption and specification development,” said Mahfuzur Rahman, President, CCC. “We’re already seeing products in the market that are leveraging Release 1.0, and I believe that the forthcoming Digital Key Release 2.0 will have an even bigger impact on the industry as we meet needs for massive scalability. I’m enjoying this exciting journey with the CCC community as we change the way that drivers access any vehicle, and add further to the key functions that smart devices enable in our lives.”
The list of companies includes, Apple, Samsung, LG and car makers like Audi, Mercedes, BMW and many more.
Source Car Connectivity Consortium