Samsung and Mercedes-Benz introduced a new digital car key solution at IFA 2016 that transforms Galaxy smartphones* into smart keys for their owners’ autos*. The partnership is another example of Samsung’s growing connected-car ecosystem, and represents another step toward the future of the smartphone.
The digital car key solution is convenient, easy to use and reliable. It’s also highly secure with a tamper proof eSE (embedded Secure Element). After a simple one-time setup via a companion app provided by Mercedes-Benz, users will be able to lock, unlock and start their car using only their Galaxy smartphone via NFC technology. This solution will even allow users to access their car when their smartphone is off with NFC-eSE technology.
Check out how the digital car key solution can transform your driving experience in the video below.
*Compatible with selected models. Availability varies by market.