Digital Car Key: our key to your success

Simple, easy to use and the ability to share. The advantages of the digital car key especially regarding usability are obvious. Although the physical key will stay for long time in parallel, the trend goes into digital. Our solution is user friendly, standard conform and fulfills the highest level of security. It is a central component of digitization in the automotive space and the world of connected cars. With our components you can give your customers a satisfying moment and great user experience.

The outlook for the global adoption of the digital car key is extremely positive, as consumers highly value the key's convenience. Over the last years, the use of keyless and fob entry for vehicles saw exponential growth.The analyst firm Technavio has been monitoring the automotive digital key market and it is poised to grow by 1.45 million units during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR (Compound Annual Growth Rate) of over 6% during the forecast period.  

At the same time, experts acknowledge that the speed of market adoption is volatile, mainly due to security concerns. Reports of remote-access hacking do little to establish trust in new technologies. Security should be a primary concern for any OEM wishing to offer digital vehicle entry and operation services.

End-to-end enablement with our Digital Car Key solution

With our solutions, you can safeguard your business against cyberattacks, assure your customers that the technology is safe to use, and protect your reputation. The most promising solution is from the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC). Dedicated to cross-industry collaboration, the CCC develops global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity. The CCC Digital Key Release 2.0 specification leverages NFC, and Digital Key Release 3.0 will specify Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) in combination with Ultra-Wideband (UWB) to enable passive keyless access and to allow secure and accurate positioning.

Our Digital Car Key solution provides a full end-to-end functional enablement and security management service. With it, automakers can launch car-access solutions through smartphones and related devices such as smartwatches or other wearables. Our solutions support Bluetooth Low Energy, Passive Entry Passive Start (PEPS) technologies, and Near-Field Communications (NFC). Moreover, they are specifically designed to enable multi-person access via smartphone apps without compromising security.

G+D’s revolutionary Digital Car Key platform offers a number of benefits:

  • Usability: Our solution is simple, easy to use and offers the ability to share the car key with others.
  • Seamless integration: The Digital Car Key solution is easy to integrate into existing vehicle entry and built-in operation solutions and connected car systems of any vehicle manufacturer
  • Secure lifecycle management process: The complete integration into our service ensures that your car key service has a long lifespan.

 

  • Global access: The Embedded Secure Element (eSE), which is part of the in-vehicle electronic control unit, authenticates the mobile car key both within and outside cellular network coverage.
  • Full control: Entry can be issued on a permanent, per-session, or time-limited basis, and each key can be configured to activate only certain sections of the vehicle.
  • Commercial applications: Fleet management, concierge services, vehicle rental, or other businesses in the mobility sector are likely to find immediate benefit.

The range of applications for mobile devices is growing continuously, and the digital car key is another example of a dynamically developing market. G+D is broadly positioned in this area and supports digital car key solutions in various form factors such as wearables, smartphones or NFC cards.

Alois Kliner, Divisional Head Digital Enterprise Security at G+D

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Secure, convenient, and scalable solutions for the automotive industry

Automakers can launch car-access solutions that have highest security standards and ensure vehicle and data security throughout the vehicle’s entire lifecycle. Manage automotive data and security and end-to-end car-access functionality with G+D’s Digital Car Key solution.

Without connectivity management, mobility has no future

The global automotive industry is undergoing a significant transformation. And it’s not simply technological. Demographic, regulatory, and environmental pressures make change inevitable. Staying connected is becoming status quo. The connected vehicles of tomorrow must provide secure, reliable connectivity and personalized services for drivers and passengers. Connectivity and security play a critical role in driving this digital transformation.

Connect the car

By minimizing the risks and maximizing the opportunities of the connected-vehicle era, we are setting the industry standard for vehicle SIM modules.

Manage the Car

Our intelligent and flexible connectivity management allows you to provide stable and secure connectivity for a superior in-vehicle consumer experience.

More insights into car accessibility

Digital Car Key

When considering the adoption of Digital Car Key solutions, cybersecurity should be a prime concern for vehicle OEMs. Chinese car manufacturer Changan has equipped its new CS75 PLUS SUV with G+D keyless vehicle access technologies for a safe and smart driving experience.

Creative ways of car hacking

Since connected cars first originated in 1996 with the introduction of the General Motors OnStar safety system, researchers and hackers have devised ingenious ways to break into the systems and wreak havoc. 

Who is in the driver's seat?

Drivers need to know that their security and privacy are protected before they can enjoy the benefits of a truly connected car.

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