In the coming months, you might be able to Unlock your Car with Android 12. But that would be possible only If your car has the supported hardware and connectivity installed onboard. Our latest cars with Keyless entries have made life really easy and smooth, just open the door and drive away.
And this latest car support with your Android 12 phone makes life a lot more easier. And Google has been planning a transition to a world where your smartphone could double as a car key. XDA Developers spotted some new code in an update to Play Services. And it all seems to point to a Digital Car Key.
How to Unlock your Car with Android 12?
Google announced its support for keyless cars back at I/O in May. Exactly two months after forming an alliance with hardware partners. With an Android 12 update for Pixels coming sometime in the next few weeks. Things are planned out perfectly to launch this feature among normal consumers.
There’ll be two options for unlocking your car. You can opt to use NFC to open the door with a quick tap, or your phone can remain safely in a back pocket while UWB takes care of everything.
Like most mobile payment apps, you’ll need to have a screen lock set on your phone — Google Pay won’t save your digital keys to an unsecured device.
You will receive a notification about digital car keys once Play Services has been updated. Everyone else will have to wait patiently for it to arrive for their device. And the most important thing apart from that is you having a Google-supported car.