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NFC-Based Digital Key Specification Released Ahead of Apple's Rumored CarKey Feature on iPhone

Monday May 4, 2020 7:57 am PDT by
Amid rumors that Apple is working on a "CarKey" feature for iPhone, the Car Connectivity Consortium today announced that its NFC-based Digital Key Release 2.0 specification has been finalized and made available to its members, which includes Apple. The specification enables mobile devices to store, authenticate, and share digital keys for vehicles with end-to-end security and privacy. The...

CarKey Screenshots Reveal Digital Keys in Wallet App, BMW Likely to Support Feature at Launch

Thursday March 26, 2020 6:03 pm PDT by
MacRumors recently discovered that Apple is developing a new "CarKey" feature that will allow an iPhone or Apple Watch to unlock, lock, and start an NFC-compatible vehicle. Just like credit cards and boarding passes, users will be able to add a digital car key to the Wallet app, eliminating the need to use a physical car key or key fob. CarKey will allow users to approach their vehicle, hold...

Apple's Upcoming 'CarKey' Feature Will Let You Send Digital Keys Using Messages App

Wednesday February 19, 2020 11:14 am PST by
As discovered in the first beta of iOS 13.4, Apple is working on a new "CarKey" feature that will allow an iPhone or an Apple Watch to unlock, lock, and start NFC-compatible vehicles. CarKey "keys" live in the Wallet app and as we found in the first beta, can be shared with other people so you can allow others temporary access to your car. In the second beta of iOS 13.4, there's updated...

iOS 13.4 Beta Reveals 'CarKey' Feature That Would Turn Your iPhone or Apple Watch Into a Car Key

Thursday February 6, 2020 6:39 am PST by
Apple yesterday seeded the first beta of iOS 13.4 with several new features, such as iCloud folder sharing, new Memoji stickers, and a redesigned Mail toolbar. While not mentioned in the release notes, the update also includes early signs of an interesting feature that would turn an iPhone or Apple Watch into a car key. As first reported by 9to5Mac, and confirmed by MacRumors contributor Steve ...