Friday, November 15, 2019 09:49 PM

A PHONE AS A CAR KEY? NXP’S AUTOMOTIVE CHIP TURNS A MOBILE INTO A CAR KEY - THE FINANCIAL EXPRESS

NXP Semiconductors has announced an addition to its ultra-wideband (UWB) portfolio with a new automotive UWB Integrated Circuit (IC). UWB, the company says, provides precise, secure and real-time localisation capabilities unrivalled by other wireless technologies such as WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. The technology is designed to give spatial awareness to UWB-equipped cars, mobiles and other smart devices, to enable cars to know exactly where the users are. For the first time, smartphone-based car access offers the same level of convenience as state-of-the-art key fobs, it said in a statement.

Users can open and start cars, while leaving their phones in their pockets or bags, and enjoy secure remote parking.In conjunction with the launch of the IC, NXP, BMW[1] Group, Continental and others are jointly working on UWB implementations through the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) and IEEE to ensure the best customer experiences at the intersection of the vehicle, mobile and consumer devices. These standardisation efforts aim to enable a global standard for hands-free smart access and other automotive localisation use cases based on UWB.

We are seeing amalgamation of automotive and smartphone technologies, which unlocks a whole new world of opportunities ...

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