BMW Australia has announced owners of new models with an iPhone will get access to the brand’s new Digital Key before the end of 2020.
The Digital Key will enable owners to just tap to unlock and get going by placing the iPhone in the smartphone tray and pushing the start button.
Customised through the BMW Smartphone App, owners can also share access with up to five friends and configure speed restrictions and volume control for younger drivers.
Additional features of the new Digital Key include:
Storage in the Secure Element of your iPhone and access through Apple Wallet.
Power reserve where car keys will still function for up to five hours if the phone turns off due to low battery.
Apple Watch compatibility.
BMW says the Digital Key will be available in 45 countries across a broad range of models including the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, X5, X6, X7, X5M, X6M and Z4 if manufactured after July 1st 2020.
Compatible iPhone models will be the XR, XS or newer and Apple Watch Series 5 or newer.
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