Hyundai creates mobile app to unlock and control your car remotely

Hyundai creates app to unlock and control cars using your mobile phone

Monday, March 18, 2019

The car manufacturer has created an app that allows users to unlock and control their cars using their mobile phones.

Hyundai has created the ‘Digital Key’ that means users can unlock their vehicles, and then start the engine by placing their phone on a wireless charging pad in the centre of the car.

The app can be used by up to four people for one vehicle and the app can also control the mirrors, seats and steering wheel.

The app also allows someone else to drive the car without the owner and the driver meeting but instead allows them to transfer the Digital Key via the smartphone app.



And by using Bluetooth, the Digital Key can also lock and unlock the vehicle, activate the alarm and start the engine remotely.

Ho Yoo, group leader of Hyundai Motor Group’s Electronics Development Group, said: “The Digital Key will benefit a very wide range of future Hyundai customers, as well as enabling innovative new schemes for vehicle sharing.

“We are studying other ways to harness this type of connected-car technology to greatly enhance the driving and ownership experience.”

Hyundai has said it aims to gradually implement the technology in its new production cars.

It follows the manufacturer’s development of smart fingerprint technology that allows drivers to unlock doors by placing a finger on the door handle.

The technology’s chance of incorrectly recognising another person’s fingerprint as the driver’s is one in 50,000 - making it five times more effective than conventional vehicle keys, including smart keys.