BMW could be the first manufacturer to received Apple CarKey. This technology allows owners to unlock their vehicle using an iPhone.
The Apple CarKey feature was first unearthed in Apple’s iOS 13.4 software, released in February 2020. However, this feature would only work for cars fitted with NFC (near-field communication). The full release will be brought out in iOS 14, including new security measures due to a rise in keyless entry thefts.
The vehicle can be unlocked using FaceID of a password.
Once the device has acquired an NFC ley from the car, using Apple’s Wallet feature, the user can share the key with friends and family also giving them access.