Samsung has enabled the Digital Car Key function on some of its flagship models. Initially, the function was only supported with the Genesis GV60 car model. Now, Samsung has added two new car companies to the list. The car key can now be used with some premium BMW & Kia models. The company has today announced the key will support BMW’s premium 1 to 8 series, X5 to X7 series, Z4, i4, IX3 & IX series models. The support has also come to Kia’s Niro model and Genesis’ G90 car model.
In the supported list, Genesis GV60 & G90 cars work with NFC as well as UWB or Ultra Wide-Band technology. All the other BMW & Kia models support only NFC technology to control the cars. The UWB technology uses a short-range wireless communication protocol that uses radio waves to operate. With the car key, users can lock or unlock their cars, open the trunk, start the engine, and adjust seats and mirror positions.
Users can also give their cars to friends and family for a specific time, and control them with the function. Samsung uses embedded Secure Element (eSE) to protect your sensitive information and encryption keys. To use the Digital Car Key function, you should download Samsung Pass on your smartphone. It is available in the Galaxy Store. Also, you can look for the car company’s official app for support. Samsung’s Digital Car Key only works with the Galaxy S21 series, Note 20 Ultra, Z Fold 2, Fold 3, Flip 3 & the new Galaxy S22 series.