Chinese smartphone maker partners with Tesla China on digital car key adaptation


Beijing, April 28, 2022 (Xinhua/NAN) Chinese smartphone maker OPPO, says it is partnering with Tesla China on digital car key adaptation.

The digital car key adaptation allows Tesla users in China to unlock their vehicles with their OPPO phones, the Xinhua-run China Securities Journal had reported.

Tesla vehicle owners using OPPO phones can add a digital car key to the phones’ “Wallet” app after the setting is completed.

“When they near their Tesla vehicles with the OPPO phones, the doors would automatically unlock, when they leave with their phones, the vehicle would automatically lock.”

The OPPO digital car key is fully compatible with Tesla Model 3 and Model Y.

The feature is currently available on selected models of OPPO, including Find X5 Pro, Find X5, Reno7 Pro, and Find N.

The inauguration of the digital car key function in cooperation with Tesla China is part of OPPO’s Carlink plan, which is a set of cross-terminal and full-scene system travel solutions unveiled by OPPO in 2021.

According to the company, it has cooperated with more than 80 manufacturers.

It listed the companies to include automobile manufacturers, two-wheeled electric vehicle manufacturers, Tier 1 suppliers (companies that supply parts or systems directly to original equipment manufacturers) and mobility service providers.