The iOS 14 code shows that Apple is working with BMW, and BMW is expected to become the first car manufacturer to support the iPhone CarKey function, according to 9to5Mac.
When asked if it was involved in the relevant project, BMW made a non-denial statement: "At this point, we cannot confirm your request or give you more details. We would like to refer you to our press release . "
The press release involved was published in December last year, and it mentioned BMW's efforts to adopt a new digital key standard for smartphones and watches.
Earlier, Apple added the CarKey API to iOS 13.4 Beta 1 released in early February.
The system file shows that users will be able to unlock the car with the iPhone / Apple Watch by using the NFC chip inside the car. The iPhone / Apple Watch can be unlocked just by approaching the vehicle, without face ID verification. This feature is only available for NFC-compatible cars.