NXP New Automotive Ultra-Wideband Chip Turns Smatphone Into Car Keys
Automotive semiconductor maker NXP Semiconductors has announced an addition to its Ultra-Wideband Chip (UWB) portfolio with a new automotive UWB IC. The technology is designed to give spatial awareness to UWB-equipped cars, mobiles, and other smart devices, to enable cars to know exactly where the users are.
Smartphone-based car access offers the same level of convenience as state-of-the-art key fobs. Users can open and start cars, while leaving their phones in their pockets or bags, and enjoy secure remote parking via smartphone. The new UWB IC also brings maximum level of protection against car theft through relay attacks.
In conjunction with the launch of the IC, NXP, BMW Group, Continental and others are jointly working on UWB implementations through the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) and IEEE to ensure the best customer experiences at the intersection of the vehicle, mobile, and consumer devices.