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Apple’s New iOS Turns iPhones Into Car Keys

February 6, 2020

Via: Pymnts

With driverless cars and taxis increasingly easing into a crowded automotive landscape to a still undetermined impact in the market, drivers with iPhones will have more sophisticated ways soon to operate their own vehicles.

According to a report from 9to5Mac, Apple is already in discussions with some car manufacturers to develop “CarKey.” It will be available on the beta version of iOS 13.4, released this Wednesday (Feb.5), and will allow drivers to use their Apple Watch and iPhone to lock and unlock their cars as well as start the engine directly from the app. Face ID won’t be required, and the Apple Watch and iPhone will just need to be held near the vehicles to be used as a key.

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