BMW’s digital key for iphone; local introduction set for q4

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BMW will become the first carmaker to let you use your iPhone as a digital car key.

The car owner can also share access with up to 5 friends including a configurable option for young drivers which restricts top speed, horse power, and maximum radio volume.

There is a power reserve so that the car keys will still function for up to five hours if the iPhone turns off due to low battery

The Digital Key will be available in 45 countries for a broad range of models if they are manufactured after July 1st 2020

BMW and Apple also announced a new feature that helps BMW electric vehicles on longer journeys.

Apple Maps will pick the optimal route based on electric range and the locations of charging stations. It will be first available in the BMW i4 next year.

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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto