Our lives can feel pretty cluttered with the number of devices we carry around, but soon one thing will be a thing of the past, the car key. Apple announced recently that it is working on making its iPhones capable of opening and starting your car.
A Digital Key Solution
While unlocking a car with a phone app isn’t an entirely new idea, Apple is teaming up with BMW to make people’s lives easier. The digital key solution is coming to users of iOS 13 and will be included in the updated iOS14. For now, the only car this feature will work with is the 2021 BMW 5-series, but more vehicles are expected to be added.
The digital key will be stored in Apple’s Wallet app, and access to the key can be shared with up to five different people. The access will be shared using the iMessage app, with full or restricted-access options available. The restricted access feature can limit the speed a driver can go, reduce the horsepower available, and even restrict the radio volume. It’s an ideal solution when the car is being shared with teenagers.
Running Out of Battery
You might fear getting stranded if your phone runs out of battery, but that won’t be the case. Even if you run out of battery, the key function will work on a special reserve for up to five hours after the phone turns itself off. You can also turn off the function using iCloud if your phone goes missing or is stolen. The feature is expected to be rolled out in July for those Apple customers who also drive a BMW.
You won’t have to fumble around looking for your car key any longer, instead, you can just whip out your phone. Apple and BMW are teaming up, but the tech giant is hoping to work with other car manufacturers in the future.
3 Most Luxurious Car Interiors of 2021
There is a reason why brands like Rolls-Royce and Maybach have been at the top of the best luxury cars on the planet list – the interiors. They are out of this world and some of their customizations could well blow your mind away. Take a look at three such brands.
Land Rover Range Rover SVAutobiography
Range Rovers are usually built only for owners to drive, but that is not the case with the SVAutobiography. The interiors at the back are so luxurious that you will not mind being chauffeured around in it. It has reclining seats as well as an entertainment screen that can be customized as per your preference. The LWB version has more legroom so you may want to get that one.
The majestic S-class car has long been a favorite luxury car for decades, however, the new Maybach model has put a regal twist on it. It is still an S-Class model but it is a much better version than the others. The car’s interiors have been given more attention to detail and the materials used are more expensive. These two factors are reason enough for this car to have higher pricing. Its starting price is $185,950 and it can go well over $200,000, depending on the customizations you request. The S-class cars are well known for depreciation. So, regular people like us may also be able to afford this luxurious beauty in about 20 years.
King of all cars, Rolls-Royce Phantom rightly occupies the supreme position among all cars. It is the world’s most luxurious and opulent car. Pick a positive superlative and it would befit this brand of cars. So, you can only imagine what its features would be like. It has a starlight headliner mimicking a starry and clear night sky. There is a Champagne cooler built-in with crystal glasses. You can also ask the brand to add any feature you want to the car. If you have the money, the sky is the limit. The car costs over $450,000 and you can have it built exactly how you want. That is called ultimate luxury.