Today, BMW Group of automobiles shared official and useful information. Finally, the company decided to extend the BMW digital key function to several models of mobile phones, including the Chinese technology giant – Huawei.
So far, the car company has only brought the feature to the massive Android and iOS platforms. But now it’s time to spread the roots of the respective function to more area and let everyone enjoy the benefits.
According to the information, BMW Group will introduce the digital key function on Huawei, Honor, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi and other brands in November this year. Besides devices, the digital key also supports 10 BMW models, including the latest BMW 3 Series, new BMW 5 Series, purely electric BMW iX3, and more.
BMW digital key feature
Concerned about functionality, the BMW digital key option is quite simple and easy to use. As the name suggests, this usually works to open the automation lock. All you have to do is place the top of your phone near the sensor on the driver’s side door handle.
Once the user has completed the digital key activation, they will no longer need the internet connection to unlock the door or start the vehicle. In addition, even your handset’s low battery will not be able to affect the BMW digital key function.
Right from the start, the BMW digital key uses NFC (Near-field Communication) technology. In addition, it also integrates hardware and software security regulations to strengthen the protection of BMW vehicles. Along with these, it also takes care of user data by adding security chips to cars and phones.
Besides the NFC-oriented functionality, the cooperation also endeavored to launch the UWB (ultra-wideband technology) digital key. It is a short range digital radio technology that typically covers high security scenarios. With such a feature, users can enter their car without using their handsets.
The UWB function will mainly be based on BMW iX. It allows the user to perform several functions. In addition, it automatically switches to NFC mode when it enters low power mode.
A lot of things are waiting for the other end of this year, let’s see what we get in our Huawei and other mobile devices.