Mon, 01 April 2019
Hyundai has announced plans to introduce new ‘digital key’ technology on future models, allowing drivers to unlock and start selected new cars via a smartphone, in 2019. Users will download the digital key as an app, with each car allowing up to four authorised devices. The system uses highly secure near field communication (NFC) technology, with antennas fitted in the front door handles and in a wireless charging pad inside the car. Users unlock the car by bringing an authorised smartphone close to the door, then start the car by placing it on the charging pad and pressing the start/stop button. The vehicle will also recognise each user’s preferred settings, such as position of mirrors, seats and the steering wheel, as well as controls for the audio, video and navigation systems, and the head-up display.