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Google to add Digital Car Key support in new Play Services update

October 12, 2021

Earlier in March this year, Google formed the Android SE Alliance to increase the popularity and adoption of digital car keys and driver’s licenses to be stored on-device. Later at Google I/O in May, Google officially announced that it was finally joining Apple, and it would start adding Digital Car Key support in Android 12 to help unlock a supported car with your phone.

The company kept the announcement very short and brief, and it pretty much left all of us in the dark, making us wonder, when to expect to see such functionality to be added, especially now, that Android 12 has been officially announced to arrive soon. Fortunately, the feature may come sooner than expected in an upcoming Play Services update that may enable it.

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