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Has anyone tried this yet?
Only available in Korea... although there is an APK you can try to install to see if it works.

 

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Downloaded the app and tried it, everything is in Korean, so screenshots and google lens/translate came in very handy here.

I tried to login with my existing Kia Connect app and couldn't, I then tried to register an account but it wants to do cell phone verification which doesn't allow the option to specify your country code outside of Korea from what I saw. Then there is another option for I-PIN, which appears to be some form of login system connected to a korean social security number, which obviously I don't have :(

NFC authentication for opening the car would have been handy, although it's not clear if that also lets you start the car.

Edit: Actually the app description indicated you can use it to start the car and there is an NFC antenna in the wireless charger (at least in Korea I assume, no idea if the hardware exists to support it in other markets)
 

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Downloaded the app and tried it, everything is in Korean, so screenshots and google lens/translate came in very handy here.

I tried to login with my existing Kia Connect app and couldn't, I then tried to register an account but it wants to do cell phone verification which doesn't allow the option to specify your country code outside of Korea from what I saw. Then there is another option for I-PIN, which appears to be some form of login system connected to a korean social security number, which obviously I don't have :(

NFC authentication for opening the car would have been handy, although it's not clear if that also lets you start the car
Thanks for trying and getting back. Maybe we don't even have the hardware in the car here. If we do, you would expect to see the app for other countries as well.
 

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I would not like to us regulaer NFC for opening and starting my car.
You can buy a NFC writer for a few euro and other smartphones can read your NFC. This would make is very easy to duplicate your NFC and drive away with your car..

If it is combined with an App and for example Apple face recognition and it uses for example also the bluetooth connection in the car, then it would be more safe. So I expect it will be more then only NFC....
 

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I would not like to us regulaer NFC for opening and starting my car.
You can buy a NFC writer for a few euro and other smartphones can read your NFC. This would make is very easy to duplicate your NFC and drive away with your car..

If it is combined with an App and for example Apple face recognition and it uses for example also the bluetooth connection in the car, then it would be more safe. So I expect it will be more then only NFC....
My BMW X5 has Apple CarKey which allows the doors to be opened via NFC (tap phone on door handle) and start the car by putting the phone on the charging pad. I never use the key fob. I wish the EV6 had this feature in the US
 

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Can someone explain to me how getting your phone out of your pocket to unlock and start your car is easier than a key that can stay in your pocket? I get the less is more approach but it seems clumsy.
 

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Can someone explain to me how getting your phone out of your pocket to unlock and start your car is easier than a key that can stay in your pocket? I get the less is more approach but it seems clumsy.
Using the phone app is for when you don't happen to be in close proximity to your vehicle--e.g., you're inside a building and you want the car nice and warmed up/ready by the time you get to it.
 

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Yes agree. But this subject is of NFC to open car with phone.
Ah my bad, I missed that part; having said that, well there is the possibility of needing to use it in situations in which you don't have the keyfob on you for whatever reason--e.g., lost, misplaced, dead keyfob battery--and you need to be able to at least unlock the door.
 

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It would only be great if the phone could stay in the pocket as well. I have no keys for my home, use
Bold Smart lock. Pay with the phone, can leave wallet and keys home 😃…

for longer drives I would still relay on the key and have as a backup my wallet with me…

phone can be stolen, crash or just battery drained
 

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Can someone explain to me how getting your phone out of your pocket to unlock and start your car is easier than a key that can stay in your pocket? I get the less is more approach but it seems clumsy.
With my Tesla the phone stays in my pocket. When I walk up to the door it unlocks, I get in and drive off. With the EV6 it works the same with the key in my pocket except I have to push in on the door handle to unlock. I wouldn't mind carrying a /key/ but that big key fob is a nuisance.
 

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With my Tesla the phone stays in my pocket. When I walk up to the door it unlocks, I get in and drive off. With the EV6 it works the same with the key in my pocket except I have to push in on the door handle to unlock. I wouldn't mind carrying a /key/ but that big key fob is a nuisance.
You can set it to unlock when you get close with the key in your pocket.

Settings → Vehicle → Door → Approach unlock
 

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That feature (approach unlock) is not available for U.S. models AFAIK--for those models you can enable the door handle pop-out on approach feature but you still need to unlock using either the keyfob or press the indent on the door handle.
 

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That feature (approach unlock) is not available for U.S. models AFAIK--for those models you can enable the door handle pop-out on approach feature but you still need to unlock using either the keyfob or press the indent on the door handle.
My US-spec GT-Line has this feature. I just walk up to the car and get in; the mirrors unfold, the doors unlock, and the door handles pop out as I approach. The hatch will also automatically unlock and open as I approach the back of the car. I do need to push the lock button on the key to lock the car, however.
 

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My bad--I had assumed that I would still need to unlock the door despite the handles popping out.
Even though my Wind AWD doesn't pop out the door handles, it does unfold the mirrors when I approach. Seems like there is no reason it couldn't unlock the door handles either, even if they don't pop out since that can be done remotely anyway. Could be added with a software update I suppose!
 
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