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How Smartphone-Based Car Locks are Enhancing Security

By Enterprise Technology Review | Tuesday, February 11, 2020

How Smartphone-Based Car Locks are Enhancing Security

Locking and unlocking cars is all set to become convenient with smartphone-based access to locking systems.  

FREMONT, CA: The automotive industry is under the impact of enormous transformation. Cars have evolved from being a means of transportation to an indispensable element of digital lives. The modernized automobile is a technology-first entity hosting capabilities like Near Field Communication, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi, and much more. These technologies serve to connect and improve functionality, comfort, and user safety. Adopting the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology entitles car owners to access their cars even from a different location.

With advancements in technology, the current generation is also advancing. Auto manufacturers are making ensuring that car owners have the liberty to lock and unlock their vehicles through apps just by clicking a button. It is a convenient way to operate a car, and the entire process takes a few seconds to occur. Tesla and Ford are already implementing BLE technology to promote faster access to operate the car when the phone is in proximity. Using such technology enables car owners to be assured of the fact that the car is locked.

The BLE technology can be embedded into modern tablets, smartphones, and wearables, and facilitates users to deploy their phones for interaction with any BLE-enabled device. The purpose of smartphone-driven car locking and unlocking is to enable users to use their BLE-equipped smartphones and portable devices for handling applications that revolve around vehicle diagnostics, parking, infotainment, car access, and vehicle sharing. With the industry making efforts to be greener, using low-power wireless technology to replace cables is an added advantage.

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