Are you tired of losing your car keys? Or tired of carrying them in your pockets? Now you don’t need them, let your cell phone do the job for you. Hyundai, world’s renowned automobile company is working on the sole concept, they have embedded NFC tag that will enable user to unlock, start the engine and link up to the touchscreen with a simple swipe. Hyundai recently fashioned Elantra in United States with NFC technology in its “Connectivity Concept” newly displayed at its European headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany.
The Korean automaker used to answer the question, “How will the phone be used as car key?” the driver can swipe their cell phone across an embedded NFC chip to unlock the car and once inside the driver will place the phone on the center console, allowing the car to start, while an inductive charging plate keeps the juice flowing without needing to plug in.
But Hyundai has bigger plans to use this technology inorder to exploit the all-in-one functionality of present smartphones and integrate it into everyday driving in a flawless manner. Unlocking and starting the car is merely a single portion of a wider connectivity plan for Hyundai. The system will be able to customize in-car experience to suit each driver’s seat, mirror and infotainment settings. As the phone reaches the inside console, it will connect itself with 7-inch touch-screen mounted in the dashboard, Hyundai is employing the Car Connectivity Consortium’s MirrorLink standard to involuntarily bring in contacts, navigation destinations, streaming audio and apps.