Google’s Android car key is coming to more cars

Google has announced that it plans to bring its Android digital car key to more cars this year, it’s already available with BMW cars and Google will now expand to more manufacturers.

They also revealed that it will be extended to more Android devices, at the moment it is supported by Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy devices.

With the digital car key, you can now use select Samsung Galaxy or Google Pixel phones to lock, unlock and start supported BMW vehicles from your phone. From this year, phones with Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology will allow you to unlock your compatible car without taking your phone out at all, and Key Sharing will allow you to securely and remotely share your car key digital with trusted friends and family. We are working to bring these features to even more Android phones and vehicles later this year.

Google has also revealed that they will be adding more features to their Android Auto platform, you can see more details below.

Now available on nearly 150 million cars worldwide, Android Auto brings the best of Google to your car screen via your Android phone. Many of the world’s top car brands are integrating Android Auto wirelessly into their new models, meaning you never need a cord to connect. And with a simple tap, Fast Pair makes it easier than ever to connect your phone and Android Auto wirelessly. It’s available today on select BMW and Ford cars, with more to come. Plus, with new accessories like the Motorola MA1 Wireless Adapter, you can now enjoy the Android Auto experience wirelessly even if your car doesn’t have built-in wireless support. Connected via USB, the adapter stays in your car and wirelessly projects Android Auto from your phone onto your car’s screen the moment you step inside.

You can find more details about Google’s plans for their in-car technology and Android car key expansion on their website at the link below.


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