A new feature was presented during the presentation of iOS 14. She will appear before the end of 2020 and will be available for iPhone and hours Apple Watch.
The function uses the wireless data transmission technology short-range (NFC), which will only need to touch the screen of the smartphone, brought to the car handle to open it. Placed in the compartment for gadgets, iPhone with key will allow you to start the engine.
The key can be shared with family and friends using iMessage — the service of instant messaging designed by Apple. Access can be transferred five people, the owner can set restrictions on power, speed, and the volume of the radio.
According to the developers, the key is completely safe and will continue to work for five hours after you turn off the phone because of low battery.
Apple has partnered with BMW, in which the first key will be the cars of the Bavarian brand. So, BMW 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 series and X5, X6, X7, X5M, X6M, and Z4 produced after 1 July 2020 in 45 countries, you can open key for iPhone. However, it must be relatively new gadget — iPhone XR, XS iPhone, Apple Watch Series 5 or later.
Apple also reported that work is progressing on the key that will unlock the car without ever taking your iPhone out of your pocket. In the course of cooperation with BMW, the U.S. company will also develop “smart routes” for electric vehicles based on Apple Maps.
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