as a Key
Digital key management, opening, closing and starting the car via smartphone app – Huf has been offering this as a retrofit solution since 2014. For original equipment vehicles, Huf extends these basic functions to include a number of comfort features such as hands-free access and, thanks to various extras that can be added via smartphone app (Functions on Demand), enables car manufacturers to enter new business fields.
Car manufacturers place very special demands on authorization and vehicle access. After all, the vehicle experience begins with this first encounter. Huf offers top products and impressive moments based on a comprehensive understanding of the system. With our Phone as a Key system, we provide car manufacturers with a complete package for modern vehicle access – and in addition the chance to pursue completely new business models based on the demand for functions.
We have paved the way
As a specialist for secure car access and authorization Huf has significantly influenced the development towards the digital key with numerous milestones.
Remote access starts with Huf
In 1989, Huf became the first automotive supplier worldwide to produce an infrared key. The Mercedes SL (R129) was the first car that car drivers could open and close from a distance at the push of a button.
With door handles from Huf, drivers can enter the vehicle without actively using the key for the first time ever. Car manufacturers have sold this revolutionary technology with illustrious names such as Keyless-Go (Mercedes) or Comfort Access (BMW). Huf was the first automotive supplier to introduce NFC technology into the door handle.
As a specialist for vehicle access and authorization, Huf recognized the trend towards digital keys early on. As early as 2014, Huf founded the subsidiary Huf Secure Mobile and now offers digital key management for car rental companies and car sharing providers.
Huf actively involved in development
Huf is a permanent member of the industry-wide working groups FiRa and Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC). Together with representatives of automotive manufacturers and suppliers as well as chip and smartphone manufacturers, Huf is working on worldwide digital key standards.