Start your Car with an iPhone
Apple develops app with digital ignition key and driver ID.
IN patent application describes a technology that will allow the device to identify the owner of the car and authorized persons to obtain access rights to control the vehicle. The application should be released with the next version iOS and will support several functions at once.
In addition to creating a virtual ignition key, it will allow you to securely store digital copies of your passport and driver’s license. According to the developers, all this will fully replace physical identifiers..
This technology will take time to enter the mass market, since it was originally will be only compatible with new BMW vehicles released after July 2020. In addition to the technical aspects, the company will need to overcome some regulatory barriers..
Currently, only Tesla vehicles can be started using a smartphone. However, companies such as Google, Samsung, LG and OnePlus are also moving in this direction..
Apple is also patenting a technology that will automatically hide the contents of the smartphone screen from prying eyes..
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: macrumors