Future Tesla models could integrate Apple CarKey with UWB tech

A Federal Communications Commission document unearthed this week reveals electric carmaker Tesla is working to build Ultra Wideband technology into future vehicles, potentially signaling upcoming adoption of Digital Key protocols like Apple’s CarKey.

Tesla Model SIn September, Tesla filed documents detailing two key fobs, a security controller, and “endpoints” designed to reside in a car’s frame or cabin, three of which support UWB, reports The Verge.The key fob document notes compatibility with standards-based UWB, suggesting interoperability with implementations deployed in Apple devices like iPhone. If the endpoints are also UWB compliant, the system could theoretically support a smartphone-based Digital Key.

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