Bluetooth® Smart is set to be a gateway technology for the automotive industry, enabling cars to communicate with consumers’ portable devices. It greatly enhances the features and user experiences of existing applications – such as Keyless Entry Systems (KES) - previously limited by closed proprietary protocols, while keeping power consumption low.
CSR offers two customizable solutions for KES. The CSR KES Profile defines the behaviour of typical key fob functions such as lock/unlock, and the CSR Key Bridge Profile enables the key fob to act as a ‘bridge’ for information transfer between a vehicle and a consumers’ Smart Phone Application - everything from telemetric, diagnostic and navigation data to information about driver health and wellness.
A connected ecosystem of compatible Bluetooth Smart-enabled smartphones, tablets and automotive head units is already in place, all operating in the globally licensed ISM 2.4GHz band.