MOBILE KEY: Hyundai plans to add support for Apple’s NFC-enabled CarKey to selected vehicles
Hyundai is to let Apple iPhone users lock, unlock and start their vehicles remotely using a digital key stored in their Wallet app.
Hyundai began rolling out a digital car key compatible with Android smartphones in 2019 and originally announced it would be launching a digital car key compatible with Apple devices in January 2021.
The South Korea-based vehicle manufacturer is now planning to add support for Apple’s NFC-enabled CarKey feature for selected models in its Hyundai and Genesis ranges “by the summer”, according to a Bloomberg blog post.
Apple unveiled CarKey in June 2020, but to date it has only been available for use with selected BMW vehicles.