The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global technologies for phone-centric car connectivity solutions, has published a white paper outlining the standard based solution for using smart derives as Key for cars, the company said.
The white paper describes the current status of the “Digital Key” project.
The abundance of smart devices in the market and the similarity of the usages of these devices as keys that many companies are investigating is the driving force for the technical standardization of the underlying technology in CCC. The white paper describes how existing standard technologies, such as Global Platform, GSMA, Bluetooth, and NFC can be used to define a standard for using smart devices as digital keys for cars.
Car Connectivity Consortium´s Digital Key whitepaper describes a number of use cases and security requirements. The guiding principle for using smart devices as car keys is the convenience and ease of use for the consumer.
Digital Key is not intended to completely replace the traditional car key at least in the initial phase, but rather would be an enhancement and convenience function for the consumer.
The usage scenarios addressed in the project include locking/unlocking/starting a car, provisioning of keys, sharing of keys, etc.
The CCC is dedicated to cross-industry collaboration in developing global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity. The organization´s more than 80 plus members represent more than 70 percent of the world´s auto market, more than 60 percent of the global smartphone market and a who´s who of aftermarket consumer electronics vendors.