SEOUL, South Korea - Hyundai Motor Group has updated its Digital Key 2 feature to include cross-platform compatibility.
The conglomerate has partnered with Apple, Samsung, and Google to allow particular iOS and Android smartphones to connect to Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis vehicles.
Why It Matters:
The update to Hyundai Motor Group's Digital Key 2 feature expands its compatibility across iOS and Android platforms, signaling a broader collaboration between the automotive and smartphone sectors.
The Key Points
- Hyundai collaborates with Apple, Samsung, and Google on Digital Key 2.
- The update enables key sharing between iOS and Android devices.
- Manufacturers use their servers to simplify the process.
- Initial compatibility confirmed for Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and Google Pixel smartphones.
What They Say:
Hyung Ki Ahn, senior vice president and head of Hyundai Motor Group's Electronics Development Center, said the Digital Key 2 feature is among the first in the automotive industry to offer cross-platform compatibility.
This means that specific models of smartphones, including the Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and Google Pixel, can now lock, unlock, and start Hyundai, Kia, and Genesis vehicles.
What is Next?
The next phase is to roll out software updates to older models to make them compatible with the updated feature. Hyundai also plans to extend compatibility to other smartphone models in the future.