Apple has been granted a patent that hints at a feature that could be offered with the car being developed under Project Titan. This patent involves a way of controlling different aspects of a car using an iPhone, as well as creating temporary car keys for others. The owner with full control of the car will be able to authorize secondary devices to access different features of the car. Also Read - New iPhone SE to be the most affordable 5G phone from Apple, to launch in 2022Also Read - iPhone 13 launch date and more details tipped as part of new leaks
So if you are the owner of the smart car, using your iPhone you can authorize your friend’s iPhone to perform functions like unlocking the car, starting the engine or adjusting the seats. The new temporary key will be activated only for a set time period and only the designated person will be able to access it. This ensures that only your trusted friends and those who you choose to give your car will be able to drive it. Also Read - iPhone 12 Mini reaches end of production already, say rumours
The patent is not just confined to Apple products either, and can be used on any car with smart capabilities. The smart app would connect to the car via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or a cellular data network, according to the patent. Now we don t know if Apple s technology will make it to the auto scene anytime soon, but the fact that this new patent from Apple is here makes it evident that the company is working on a car.