Digital Key Release 3.0 could enable CarKey to work from your pocket

The Car Connectivity Consortium has published Digital Key Release 3.0, a specification change that could allow Apple’s CarKey to unlock vehicles while still in the driver’s pocket.

The Digital Car Key Release 3.0 was originally said in April to include extra wireless connectivity elements, which could feasibly enable systems like Apple’s CarKey to unlock and control compatible cars at a distance. On Tuesday, the CCC finalized the specifications, enabling CCC members to use them in their systems.Apple is a member of the CCC, and it uses specifications from the organization to power CarKey. It is highly likely that changes to the specification will be adopted by Apple over time.

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