As we mentioned some time ago, BMW would introduce the Digital Key or BMW digital key in each and every one of its new models.
It is a sophisticated system that goes beyond “opening the car with the mobile” and that is why they have been slow, together with their partners, to give a little more detail and wings to this project.
In the context of Car Connectivity Consortium, BMW continues to drive the development and distribution of the Digital Key. Now the BMW digital key It will be available for smartphones based on the Android operating system.
With this update, the number of compatible smartphone models is increasing and therefore also the group of BMW drivers who will be able to use the BMW digital key in the future. BMW Digital Key is now available for Android smartphones, starting with Samsung Galaxy S21 Series and Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.
With the BMW digital key, we can easily unlock and lock our BMW simply by holding your smartphone next to the driver’s door handle. The engine can also be started when the mobile phone is placed in the BMW wireless charging compartment. To ensure maximum ease of use and security, the BMW digital key is stored in the secure element of the smartphone.
Everything can be easily configured via the My BMW app and is then available as an option for almost all BMW models. In the next version, it will be possible to pass the key to five friends.
The functionalities of BMW Digital Key Plus Ultra-broadband-based will also be introduced for Android smartphones in a future release.
The latest stage of development is the result of close collaboration between BMW, Google and Samsung to further improve the ease of use and availability of the digital key.
The BMW digital key will be available for the following markets and following Android devices:
– Google Pixel 6 / Pixel 6 Pro: US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Australia, Taiwan, and Singapore
– Samsung Galaxy S21 / S21 + / S21 Ultra: France, Germany, Italy, Korea, Spain, United Kingdom, United States.
Source | Bmw