• A tech consortium that includes Apple wants to turn your smartphone into your car keys

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    The Car Connectivity Consortium, which includes Apple and Samsung, wants to turn your smartphone into a car key.
    The tech will allow people to unlock and lock car doors, as well as start their engine and share access to their car with other smart devices.
    The system uses Near Field Communication, the same technology which is used in contactless payments.
    A tech consortium that includes Apple and Samsung wants to turn your smartphone into a car key.
    The Car Connectivity Consortium announced on Wednesday the release of the Digital Key Release 1.0 Specification , a bit of tech that could make...
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  • Apple, Samsung, Audi, BMW, and others are working on a digital key for your car

    Apple, Samsung, Audi, BMW, and others are working on a digital key for your car

    1 month ago - By The Next Web

    A bunch of modern cars already let you unlock your vehicle using your phone, but there isn't a standard to ensure that the feature will work across devices for years to come. Thankfully, a number of tech firms and automakers are coming together to sort that out. More than 70 companies, including the likes of Apple, LG, Samsung, Panasonic, Audi, GM, BMW, Hyundai, NXP, Qualcomm, and Volkswagen, have joined hands under the Car Connectivity Consortium to create the Digital Key standard, which is a specification that aims to let you securely unlock and start your vehicle across car and...
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