Since its launch in 2020, Apple’s Only available on a few BMW models. in january, Bloomberg Mark Gorman The feature will expand to select Hyundai cars such as Genesis “by summer”. It now appears that these plans may be ahead of schedule. in changing his observation Apple has updated the file To note, the 2022 Genesis GV60, 2022 G90 and 2022 Kia Niro now support this feature.
It’s unclear if the CarKey functionality is already widely available on those models or if Hyundai is only now working on it. A Kia spokesperson told the outlet that it would “have more information about the availability of the digital key in the coming weeks.”
While car manufacturers have been offering remote locking controls through smartphones for a while, CarKey is different in that it treats your iPhone and Apple Watch as a physical key. To use this feature, simply bring your phone or wearable device to your car door handle to unlock it. Some vehicles also allow you to turn it on by placing your device near the ignition button. With the latest iPhones that come with Apple’s U1 chip, you don’t even need to remove your phone from your pocket to get into your car.
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