Google launches standard digital car key and mobile ID’s working on Android
Google’s most recent statement outlines efforts to standardize an Android platform based on hardware and applications, dubbed the “Android Ready SE Alliance,” which will make all of this possible. The “SE” in this case stands for “protected part,” a hardware component separated from the rest of the device and configured to only run secure computing tasks such as NFC payments.
The Android Ready SE Alliance is described as a coalition of SE vendors and device manufacturers that are all interested in bringing the use cases listed earlier on to Android devices.
Google plans to accept “digital keys” for your vehicle, house, and workplace, as well as mobile driver’s licenses, national IDs, ePassports, and the regular tap-and-go payments, with this recent SE standardization initiative. Google emphasizes that this campaign isn’t just for phones and laptops, but also for Wear OS, Android Automotive, and Android TV.