Apple patent application reveals advanced automotive access and control system

“On April 25, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals a new automotive access and control system that will primarily be found in future iPhones,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“Last June we posted a report that revealed Apple’s in-vehicle initiative with nine major auto companies to integrate Siri into popular vehicles regarding ‘Hands Free Navigation,'” Purcher reports. “Today we learn that Apple’s work may be going far beyond just integrating Siri and that’s major news.”

Purcher reports, “Apple’s patent filing reveals that future iPhones will be able to open your car door, start your engine, shut off your engine for specific time frames, be able to program complete personalized car settings and much, much more. The depth of these integrated services can’t be done in a vacuum, which clearly indicates that the collaboration between Apple and a number auto companies has been quite elaborate.”

Read more, and see Apple’s patent application illustrations and flowcharts, in the full article here.


  1. Remote security, remote starting, seat and mirror memory based on iPhone settings…walk up to your car with your iPhone on your hand and with one touch it starts, unlocks, the seats and mirrors adjust, and the sound system starts playing your playlist.

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