It’s probable that Android’s digital vehicle keys functionality could arrive shortly, possibly with the Google Pixel 6 unveiling on October 19.
The rollout could happen sooner rather than later, according to a modification to Google Play services.
It’s envisaged that if the launch goes through, a restricted first deployment of support for digital car keys will take place.
Google first announced the possibility of digital vehicle keys compatibility for Android phones during Google I/O.
Support for Android Digital Car Keys could be available soon.
Support for smart car keys on Android could come sooner rather than later.
According to a report, the launch could take place next week at the Google Pixel 6 event.
According to the publication, a Google Play services update “indicates the possibility of integrating your car key to your phone is just around the corner.”
The article says, “There are various lines of code in the update that appear to be connected, including lines of code that refer to NFC use for unlocking a car.”
The code also suggests that at first, support for digital automobile keys may be limited.
Digital Car Keys Feature
Simply put, Google’s digital car keys feature allows you to open your vehicle with your Android smartphone.
Google first announced its smart vehicle keys capabilities at Google I/O.
According to report, users will receive setup prompts once the feature is accessible.
A unique digital car key service, as well as a password-protected lock screen for the user, must be implemented.
For its digital vehicle keys functionality, “Google cooperated with car manufacturers to enable the digital key utilizing UWB (ultra-wideband) technology and NFC.”
“While Ultra-wideband has a longer range and requires you to tap your phone on a physical access point,” Gizmodo writes, “NFC has a shorter range and requires you to tap your phone on a physical access point.”
Google isn’t the only corporation considering incorporating a digital vehicle key into its services.
According to rumors, Apple is planning to include a similar feature in iOS.
Google Pixel 6 Launch
There are rumors that the Android digital vehicle keys support will be unveiled at the same time as the Google Pixel 6.
The Google Pixel 6 is set to be released on October 19th.
If that’s the case, it’s possible that the more expensive Google Pixel 6 Pro will already have compatibility for digital car keys.
For the past few months, rumors concerning the Google Pixel 6 and Google Pixel 6 Pro’s specs, features, and price have been circulating.
The most recent leak came from a German retailer’s advertisement, which detailed the Google Pixel 6’s specifications, pricing, and even availability.