Autocrypt announced it had joined the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), a cross industry organisation advancing global technologies for smartphone centric car connectivity products.
It is the first cybersecurity company from the Asia Pacific region to join.
The consortium focuses on developing digital keys that let drivers to easily lock and unlock their cars, as well as starting the engine and sharing access to families or valets, using their smartphones. The goal is to make it possible for the drivers to simply connect and ride, no matter the device or vehicle.
By joining the consortium, Autocrypt will contribute its technical expertise and participate in various projects related to digital key product performance evaluation and in establishing international technical standards, commercialisation, and enhancing the convenience of car/device connectivity.
This comes with exchanging technologies between 120 companies including automakers, BMW, Volvo, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Ford and Toyota, plus Apple, Samsung, LG Electronics, and Deutsche Telekom.
“The digital key itself became critical as it not only replaces the existing physical key but also oversees the convenience and safety of cars and driving,” said Daniel Kim, CEO of Autocrypt.
“Since the smart key security we provide to the United States, China, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand is for certain OEMs, by joining the consortium and cooperating with the industry leaders, we believe that this advancing digital key solution of Autocrypt’s will offer a secured environment regardless of vehicles and mobile devices and continue to lead the market.”
To date, Autocrypt has been active by using the provision of V2D communications, MaaS, and security services including authentication, authorisation, certificate management within V2D infrastructures that are CCC compliant and interoperable.
Autocrypt said it had engaged in the development of the industry by participating in Penta Security’s projects with Hubject, International Transport Forum (OECD), and 5GAA.