According to a report from last month, it was discovered within the code of iOS that Apple seems to be toying with the idea of allowing users to use their iPhones as automobile keys to unlock their auto doorways. This isn’t that much of a unfold, especially given that modern automobiles these days sometimes use key fobs instead of regular keys.
However, since Apple doesn’t make their own autoes, obviously this feature would need to be adopted by a carmaker, but the question is who will be the one to adopt it? Harmonizing to each of these reports from 9to5Mac, it seems that new indicate discovered within iOS 14 has suggested that BMW will be the first to adopt the feature in their cars.
When 9to5Mac contacted out to BMW for specific comments, the company did not deny or strengthen their findings, but instead guided them to a press release published in December. Harmonizing to the press release, “The BMW Group took a leading role in the seamless integration of smart designs and the customers’ digital ecosystem in the early stages. Providing patrons with simple, connected and’ keyless’ access to their vehicles has been a key area of innovation.”
Basically it sounds like the company has already been working on these systems, so perhaps it wouldn’t be that much of a stretch for them to adopt Apple’s CarKey system, although whether the government has they will remains to be seen.
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