Apple Working On Digital Car Keys
Apple has been granted a patent for digital car keys, a keyless system that will allow entry to a vehicle.
The company first showcased this system at WWDC 2020, with the BMW 5 Series vehicle.
Now they have filed the patent to extend this for use in other vehicles.
The patent filing explains it as: “An electronic device configured to transmit wireless power to wireless power receiving circuitry in a wireless power receiving device in or near a vehicle that has a vehicle remote keyless system configured to transmit vehicle remote keyless system beacons to a key and to receive wireless key signals from the key.”
In other words, your iPhone will soon open your car.