Samsung Electronics and Hyundai have announced a partnership involving Galaxy smartphones and the Genesis GV60 car. This electric car will be the first to support digital keys ultra long band (UWB). And it is the latest smartphones in the Samsung Galaxy series that offer digital key support using this technology.
Practically it will no longer be necessary to use a “physical” key to access and start the car. Everything will be done directly from the smartphone. In addition, the car can be closed simply by touching a sensor on the door.
At the same time, UWB technology it allows the car to be started remotely and also offers the possibility to share the key with another user. The latter can be granted temporary access to the vehicle.
Genesis GV60, here are the compatible Samsung Galaxy
Features are supported by the following Samsung models:
- Galaxy S22 Ultra
- Galaxy S22 +
- Galaxy Z Fold 3
- Galaxy S21 Ultra,
- Galaxy S21+
- Galaxy Z Fold 2
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
The Digital Key is available through Samsung Pass, a system for storing digital signatures, IDs and passwords.
This year it will expand to the Samsung Wallet service, which will also allow users to securely store and manage digital IDs, boarding passes, vouchers and credit cards on their smartphone.
UWB technology, which debuts on the Genesis GV60 allows several things. For example, opening the door by pressing a button on the handle, as long as you have your smartphone in your bag or pocket. Alternatively, it can be opened by bringing the smartphone close to the car.
You can also remotely perform some useful functions directly from your smartphone, such as sounding the horn or remote starting the car.
As mentioned, the car owner can also share his digital key with three of his contacts by selecting them from the list and clicking on “Send digital key”. The app will send an SMS to the contacts in question by setting a digital key on your Galaxy smartphone (compatible). Once the key is shared, the recipient can immediately start using it by adding it to their Samsung Pass account.