On FreePatentsOnline.com, we noticed the description of Apple’s patent application, which concerns the user’s authorization system for accessing a car.
Judging by the information, Apple has developed a biometric driver verification method – something like the analogue of Face ID, which is used in the current iPhone. Having learned the owner, the car will theoretically be able to activate personal settings and preferences: turn on your favorite music, drive mode, and so on. This should be convenient in the case of a family car, which is driven by different people.
The status of the “Apple-mobile” is currently unknown. Previously, the company reduced the two hundred employees who worked on Project Titan – a secret Cupertintsev project to develop autonomous vehicles. However, it is possible that Apple continued to work on a self-managed machine, but in a different format.