- Apple announced digital key that opens and starts vehicles using the iPhone and Apple Watch.
- The first vehicle that will support the system is the 2021 BMW 5-series.
- The feature will roll out next month on iOS 13, and Apple is working with industry groups to bring the feature to more cars in 2021.
Opening a car with an app or even a piece of plastic isn't new, of course. For the BMW, setup will take place via the BMW app. The system will open car doors and start vehicles. Plus, on the BMW, an owner can share the key with five others via Apple's iMessage texting app with either full access or a restricted driving profile that lets you control top speed, horsepower, maximum radio volume, and other features—helpful for when you want to give a teen access to the car.