Apple's Digital Car Keys Now Work with Some Hyundai Vehicles

Apple's Digital Car Keys Now Work with Some Hyundai Vehicles

Apple's intelligent vehicle key technology has only been offered on a few BMW models since its introduction in 2020. In January, Bloomberg's Mark Gurman said that the function will be expanded to include certain Hyundai products, including Genesis "by the summer." Those plans appear to be ahead of schedule presently. Apple has updated its CarPlay website to show that the 2022 Genesis GV60, 2022 G90, and 2022 Kia Niro now support the function, according to MacRumors.

It's unclear whether CarKey technology is currently standard on those cars or whether Hyundai is just getting started. "We will have more information on Digital Key availability in the coming weeks," a Kia spokeswoman told the site.

While automobile manufacturers have long given remote lock controls via cellphones, CarKey is unique in that it considers your iPhone and Apple Watch as if they were actual keys. To utilize the function, raise your phone or wearable to the door handle on your car to open it. You may even start some automobiles by putting your device near the ignition switch. You don't even need to take your phone out of your pocket to get into your car if you have a newer iPhone with Apple's U1 chip.

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