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BMW Digital Key Plus coming to the BMW iX

BMW Digital Key

BMW Digital Key Plus offers customers a convenient and secure keyless access system.

BMW is busy working on the development and popularization of its BMW Digital Key feature, which is currently available to iPhone users today. The premium car manufacturer will introduce the BMW Digital Key Plus, a convenient and secure way to unlock and start your car without taking your iPhone out of your bag or pocket. This latest incarnation of the service is based on Ultra-Wideband (UWB) technology, the technology found on the U1 chip of iPhone. The Digital Key Plus feature will be first launched with the all-electric BMW iX afor iPhone.

Ultra-Wideband technology for enhanced convenience and security.

The Ultra-Wideband technology is a short-range, high-bandwidth digital radio technology that is characterized by an exceptionally precise localization with the greatest possible security. UWB’s precision also ensures that relay attacks, where the radio signal is jammed or intercepted, are not possible. Apple and the German automaker have been working closely with the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) to establish the Digital Key specification 3.0 for UWB, providing a global standard for the automotive industry.

The BMW iX is the first model based on a new, modular, scalable future toolkit developed by the BMW Group and focused on a fresh interpretation of design, sustainability, driving pleasure, versatility and luxury.

The iX will go into production the second half of 2021 as the BMW Group’s new technology flagship – exactly the same way they took the segment by storm when they started the X series.

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