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Your next Pixel phone might also be your car keys

The Android SE Alliance wants secure elements to work as car keys and ID cards

Google likes to make capital-A Alliances. Rather infamously so. But the latest one might actually mean something, as it’s trying to gather software and hardware partners in cooperation for a lot of emerging security technologies, enabling hardware-based encryption for things like digital keys, secure documents, and wallets. Google is calling it the Android Ready SE Alliance.

In the announcement post, Google says that it’s working with hardware partners to make devices with a Secure Element, a dedicated chip that handles hardware-level encryption and decryption.

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Your next Pixel phone might also be your car keys was written by the awesome team at Android Police.