Hyundai’s Smartphone Car Key Revolution
The Hyundai Group really wants to make it super easy for people to use their smartphones as keys for their cars. They’re working on something called “Digital Key 2” to make this happen. This is a big deal because it means you can use your phone to unlock your car, no matter which kind of smartphone you have.
Before, only some people who had Hyundai, Kia, or Genesis cars could use their phones to unlock their cars. But there were limitations to this system. Now, they’re making it better. People with Apple iPhones, Samsung Galaxy phones, and Google Pixel phones can all use their smartphones to unlock their cars. And here’s the cool part – you can even share this digital key with your friends or family, even if they have different types of phones. For example, if you have a Samsung Galaxy and your friend has an iPhone, you can still share your car key with them.
The best part is that you won’t even need to touch your phone to your car’s door to lock or unlock it. Just like a regular key, your car will know when you’re close, and it will unlock itself for you.
To make this work, Hyundai has a special app that car owners can use. This app lets you control your car’s digital key. And they’re not stopping here. Hyundai is trying to make this feature work with other phone brands in the future.
Hyundai is proud to say that they were the first car company to offer this cool feature for Apple and Samsung phone users. They’re also working closely with other companies in the smartphone industry to make sure it’s a great experience for customers and very secure.
Right now, you can use Digital Key 2 with certain Hyundai, Genesis, and Kia cars. They’re planning to add it to more cars soon. Even if you have an older car, you might get this feature through a software update. But remember, to use Digital Key 2, your phone should also have the latest software.
So, in the future, you can expect to unlock your car with your phone, share your car key with friends, and make your car experience even better, thanks to Digital Key 2 from the Hyundai Group.