BMW:BMW Digital Key now available for Android smartphones.
Munich. Together with its partners BMW – in the
context of the Car Connectivity Consortium – is continuing to press
ahead with the development and distribution of the BMW Digital Key.
Now the BMW digital key will be available for Android operating
system-based smartphones. With this update, the number of compatible
smartphone models is increasing and thus also the pool of BMW drivers
who will be able to use the BMW Digital Key in the future. The BMW
Digital Key is now available for Android smartphones, starting with
Samsung Galaxy S21 Series and Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro.
With the BMW Digital Key, customers can easily unlock and lock their
BMW simply by holding their smartphone next to the handle of the
driver’s door. The engine can also be started when the mobile phone is
placed in the BMW wireless charging compartment. To ensure maximum
ease of use and security, the BMW Digital Key is stored on the secure
element of the smartphone. It can be easily configured via My BMW app
and is then available as an option for almost all BMW models. In the
next release, it will be possible to pass the key on to five friends.
The functionalities of the BMW Digital Key Plus based on ultra-wide
band will also be introduced for Android smartphones in a future release.
BMW has been committed to establishing global standards in the field
of keyless entry systems since 2018 and is considered one of the
pioneers in the use of the smartphone as a digital car key. The latest
stage of development is the result of a close collaboration between
BMW, Google and Samsung for further improving the ease of use and
availability of the digital key. BMW is also the first manufacturer to
offer a system according to the global CCC standard (Car Connectivity
Consortium) that is available for both iOS and Android.
Availability of BMW Digital Key for Android smartphones:
Google Pixel 6/Pixel 6 Pro: U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Germany,
France, Italy, Spain, Japan, Australia, Taiwan and Singapore
Samsung Galaxy S21/S21+/S21 Ultra: France, Germany, Italy, Korea,
Spain, United Kingdom, United States.