Apple released a test app for automakers working on integrating its digital Car Keys software (via 9to5Mac).

Apple’s Digital Car Key feature allows users to unlock and start a compatible vehicle by bringing an iPhone or Apple Watch closer to the driver’s side door. Car keys are stored in the Wallet app, just like a credit card. Functionality is currently limited to certain BMW, Kia and Genesis vehicles.

Called “Car Keys Tests”, the new app allows licensed MFi developers to test and validate their own integration of digital car key technology, announced by Apple in July 2022.

Apple describes the developer tool as follows:

For use by MFi licensees only. Use the Car Keys Tests app to test and validate the connection, performance, and other key requirements for the certification process of vehicles you develop that incorporate Apple digital car key technology.

“Car Keys Tests” is not listed on the App Store, but there is a direct link to view and download the app. However, only developers with MFi licenses will be able to skip the login screen.

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