Hyundai’s Digital Car Key App Released on Play Store

South Korean car maker Hyundai has released its digital car key application on Google Play Store. The application allows car owners to control their cars from their Android smartphone.

Hyundai, one of the largest automotive companies in the world, has released its digital car key application Hyundai Digital Key, developed within the scope of its digital transformation strategy, on Google Play Store.

To use Hyundai Digital Key app, you need an Android smartphone that supports both NFC and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) to control your car. To lock and unlock the vehicle via NFC, all you need to do is to hold your phone near to the door handle on the driver’s side.

BLE is activated when you want to lock and unlock the vehicle, open the car trunk, activate geofence alerts and start the engine. With the Hyundai Digital Key you can create up to four virtual car keys. The app is also smart enough to record each driver’s special preferences such as seat position, side mirror position, radio presets and volume settings.

Enabling users to control their vehicles using an Android smartphone and share a virtual car key for up to four users, the app only supports the 2020 Hyundai Sonata for now. 

Hyundai also announced that it has partnered with Trustonic Application Protection (TAP) to protect both the vehicle and the application through multi-layer security procedures.

Written by Maya Robertson

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