Apple launches Car Keys Test app on the App Store

Apple wants users to be able to share a digital Car Key, as evidenced by a newly granted patent.

Apple has launched a new “Car Keys Tests” app on the App Store, notes 9to5Mac. It’s distributed under Apple’s developer account but is currently unlisted. 

This means you can only access it via a direct link, not via App Store search or Apple’s account page. Here’s how Apple describes the free app: “For use by MFi Licensees only. Use the Car Keys Tests app to test and validate connection, performance, and other key requirements for the certification process of the vehicles you develop that incorporate Apple digital car keys technology. For more information about Car Keys certification, visit the MFi Portal at”

Apple announced its Car Key feature at the 2020 Worldwide Developer Conference. It allows you to control a car with an iPhone. With an upcoming software update, smartphone can unlock and start a car like a standard key — if you auto supports it.

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