Huawei revealed that the company has launched the first digital car key with support for Bluetooth and NFC technology. This feature has also been installed on the newly launched AITO M5 in China. The AITO M5 is also the first electric vehicle in the industry to support Bluetooth and NFC (Near field communication) in one digital car key.
The AITO M5 is the first smart electric plug-in hybrid SUV from AITO. The car is inspired by the Porsche Macan, and was developed in collaboration with Huawei and another Chinese brand, Seres, which is under conglomerate Chongqing Sokon.
Currently, the Huawei Wallet digital car key function supports its operation on Huawei phones running HarmonyOS 2.0 reported by Huawei Central.
Everyone is also said to be able to use it because it complies with China’s ICCE standards to meet road safety and security requirements.
Easily digital keys will replace all the roles of physical or conventional keys. The system will work with NFC and Bluetooth support simultaneously without being noticed.
This feature allows users to open the door in seconds by simply touching the phone and starting the engine with one touch.
Through this, users only need to bring their smart phone closer to the vehicle at a safe distance of 3 meters to unlock the vehicle automatically.
Gizmo China said to illustrate this technology, if a digital car key uses Bluetooth to remotely unlock and lock the car, it doesn’t work because the phone’s battery runs out, the NFC feature can take over. That way the owner still has access to the interior even if Bluetooth doesn’t work.
Going forward, Huawei will expand its lock function to mobile phones through the Huawei Watch 3 smartwatch.
Car unlocking technology like this is considered more convenient for drivers when unlocking the car, because they simply touch the smartwatch screen instead of removing the cellphone.