❍ Latest Technology Updates
These days Apple is bringing in lots of transformations in its technology. A few days back it has launched low-cost mobiles, development in its iOS, etc. Now it has released the first beta of iOS 13.4 on Thursday (06.02.2020), and it has been upgraded with an amazing feature which might let one to unlock, lock, and start the car with the iPhone or Apple Watch, as spotted by 9to5 Mac.
❍ Apple Car Key
The beta of iOS 13.4 has an orientation to a new “Apple Car key” API, according to 9 to 5 Mac; in this one has to hold their iPhone or Apple Watch near an NFC-compatible car to use the phone as a key. The digital key will live in their device’s Wallet app, and the amazing part is that one can even share their digital car key via the Wallet app to someone else’s Apple device, of course to a family member or trusted friend.
Some carmakers already have their digital key to let one use their phone as a digital car key through their apps, but most probably it includes some of the limitations. Hyundai has a digital key app, but it is only for Android, and the app is only in the working mode with the 2020 Sonata, for example. One’s car may need to have specific features, in a similar way as Volvo’s On Call app requires a vehicle with a “Volvo on Call Telematics Unit.” Perhaps one with Apple’s version of a digital car key(Apple Car key) would be more comfortable as it is tightly integrated with the iPhone or Apple Watch and works with many cars of any brand.
This is only the first beta of iOS 13.4, though, things are not very clear, but one has to try with it, every time the app will work or if Car Key will be included at times.