On the FreePatentsOnline resource.com found a description of the patent application from Apple. It deals with the technology of user authorization to access the car. Apparently, the company's specialists have developed a biometric driver verification technique similar to Face ID, which is used in modern branded iPhones. That is, the car key is no longer needed.
Theoretically, the car will be able to recognize the owner andactivate his personal preferences and settings: driving mode, favorite tunes, position of the chair and mirrors, temperature mode, and so on. This technology is convenient for a family car, which is used by different people in turn. In what condition the development of Apple-mobil is now, is still unknown. The patent application itself was filed in early 2017.