Vehicle consortium that includes Apple announces digital car key spec for smartphones

“The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization that includes Apple, today announced the publication of a new Digital Key Release 1.0 specification, which is a standardized solution designed to let drivers download a digital vehicle key onto their smartphones,” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors.

“Described as an organization focused on enabling seamless mobile device-to-vehicle connectivity, the CCC’s new Digital Key Release specification is available to all member companies,” Clover reports. “In addition to Apple, this includes charter member companies Audi, BMW, General Motors, HYUNDAI, LG Electronics, Panasonic, Samsung, and Volkswagen, plus core members like ALPS ELECTRIC, Continental Automotive GmbH, DENSO, Gemalto, NXP, and Qualcomm Incorporated. ”

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MacDailyNews Take: We’ll never be locked out of our cars again!


  1. My Tesla already allows me to use my phone to unlock doors or drive the car without another key. Walk up, unlocks…walk away, locks. FaceId to start the car and drive away.

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