Along with the Huawei P50 Pocket, Huawei also launched the Huawei AITO M5 Smart Car. And this is the world’s first car with Digital car keys that has support for Bluetooth and NFC.
Huawei is jumping into the Chinese electric vehicle market and hope to have a grip on the market with some nice collaborations. The design of the AITO M5 is inspired by the Porchse Macan. It’s sleek, modern, and features an interior with lots of space.
The AITO M5 is a hybrid SUV and it’s jointly developed with Seres another Chinese company. The AITO M5 smart car runs Huawei’s own operating system, HarmonyOS. HarmonyOS provides integration for all Huawei’s IoT products: Huawei smartphones, laptops, smartwatches, and now its car.
In a recent press statement released by Mr Yu Chengdong, Senior Vice President of Huawei and CEO of Huawei Smart Car Division, he mentioned that the company has developed the industry’s first Bluetooth and NFC supported digital car keys for its newly announced AITO M5 smart car.
According to Mr Yu explains, on HarmonyOS 2.0 supported smartphones, the digital smart car keys are located within the Huawei Wallet app. With the digital keys, you can easily do everything physical car keys do, without having to worry too much about loss of keys or finding keys during emergency.
This is how the technology works, the digital key make use of Bluetooth to lock and unlock the car from a distance. And in a situation where the battery runs out or the Bluetooth didn’t work, the keys also have support for NFC for locking and unlocking the car.
The Bluetooth and NFC encryption tech of the digital keys are compliant with the China ICCE standard as well as the road safety and privacy of the car drivers and passengers.
Right now, the digital keys are only available for HarmonyOS 2.0 smartphones. Reports have it that Huawei plans on bringing this feature to Huawei Watch 3 series. The company hope to make it easier for users to lock and unlock their car from a device wrapped around their wrist.