Apple seems to plan to design the iPhone as the car key by working with BMW . We've heard that the company plans to use iPhone as a key before. New details in code 14 indicate that the project can be realized with BMW .
When the iOS 13.4 beta was released, it was revealed that Apple was planning to use one of its smartphones as a car key. It was even explained that the new feature key could be shared via iMessage.
A detail in the iOS 14 code signals that two big companies may be a team in this project. Last December, the famous car company announced that they were planning to offer a “keyless” use for vehicle owners.
BMW is also a member of the Automobile Connection Consortium, which has managed to develop digital keys for vehicles. Apple has been a member of the same initiative since 2018. Last October, this initiative announced Digital Key technology version 2.0. The new version carries a system that establishes a communication link between phones and vehicles.
The new version 3.0 will have the feature of "keyless access with location recognition". This will allow you to access and open the car without removing the smartphone at all. According to iOS 14 code reviews of 9to5Mac, this feature may be specific to iPhone 11.
This feature, which looks quite impressive on paper, seems to be interesting in practice.