Apple digital keys reportedly coming to some Hyundai cars this summer

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The feature could soon be available to the Genesis cars.

The photo was taken by Chung Sung- Jun.

According to Mark Gurman, the Genesis brand is close to adding support for Apple's digital car key feature, which allows you to start compatible vehicles using the iPhone's Wallet app. The CarKey feature is going to come to the Genesis lineup this summer, according to Gurman.

MyHyundai with Bluelink and the Genesis Intelligent Assistant are two of the proprietary Apple apps that include the ability to remotely start or lock up compatible vehicles. Adding support for Apple's implementation of the digital key feature will make the function more seamless and will benefit from system-level Apple Wallet shortcuts. The digital key feature is only available on phones with the Android operating system.

There are references toHyundai in the code.

Apple first announced its digital car key feature in 2020, but it is only available on select BMW models. Business Korea reported on the plans in January of 2021, and references to the Genesis cars have also been found in the code.

The report doesn't specify whether or not the company will use the recently released ultra wideband (UWB) technology to allow owners to unlocks their car without having to take their phone out of their pocket. The feature for the iX was announced by BMW using the U1 chip from the iPhone 11.

There were rumors that Apple andHyundai were going to make an electric car. The rumors were downplayed and the company said it was no longer in talks with the manufacturer.