LG unveils next generation digital car keyJanuary 26, 2021
The development belongs to LG Innotek – it is a division of the South Korean company LG Group, which produces electrical components.
LG Innotek has created a digital car key module. It is installed in the car and helps to organize the exchange of data between the car and the smartphone of its owner “over the air”.
This connection allows the telephone to be used to start the engine instead of the traditional key. It will also help you open or close doors. At the same time, the presented module receives the function of high-precision positioning, and its security is ensured by the latest technologies.
Those modules that are already on the market lose to the new product in terms of location accuracy and security (they are less protected from hacking). The development of LG Innotek is five times more accurate (the so-called error is only 10 cm): with this module, finding a car in the parking lot will no longer be a problem.
Ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, NFC technology and a unique algorithm helped Koreans to show better accuracy than competitors. Such a digital key is protected from hacking by the company’s proprietary technology.
Previously, AutoTimesNews talked about Samsung’s plans to digitize car keys. Leading car manufacturers – Audi, Ford, BMW and Genesis are already ready to use the new technology.
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