Tesla FCC Filing Reveals Plan For New Tech To Allow Easy Unlocking Of Vehicles


Tesla Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) may be one of the first automakers to provide its customers with a key fob that allows them to unlock their vehicle without taking it out of their pockets, as per a regulatory filing made with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. What Happened: The Elon Musk-led company is working on including ultra-wideband technology in its cars, according to the filing, first noticed on the Verge. The Palo Alto-based automaker reportedly submitted six new products to the FCC, which includes two key fobs, a security controller, and a number of “endpoints.” At least three of the products support UWB communication. Why It Matters: A complete operational description was provided to FCC, which points to a standard-based implementation of UWB by Tesla. The Verge noted that such an implementation could make it possible for Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Samsung smartphone owners to unlock their vehicles using respective devices. Nio Inc (NYSE: NIO), which unveiled its ET7 sedan last month, is including a UWB digital key in the latest vehicle, according to CEO William Li. Price Action: Tesla shares closed nearly 3.9% higher at $872.79 on Tuesday and gained 0.6% in the after-hours session. Click here to check out Benzinga’s EV Hub for the latest electric vehicles news. See more from BenzingaClick here for options trades from BenzingaCan Bitcoin Be The Next GameStop? The Word On The StreetTesla Apologizes To China State Power Company After Viral Video© 2021 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.

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