Car Connectivity Consortium Launches Its Digital Key Release 2.0 Specification
The Car Connectivity Consortium® (CCC) today announced that its Digital Key Release 2.0 specification is finalized and now available to CCC members. Digital Key is a standardized ecosystem that enables mobile devices to store, authenticate, and share Digital Keys for vehicles in a secure, privacy-preserving way that works everywhere.
"Digital Key Release 2.0 is the culmination of the efforts of our engaged membership from all relevant industries to deliver the future of vehicle access, today," said Mahfuzur Rahman, president, CCC. "Release 2.0 delivers a standardized and secure method for vehicle owners to use their own mobile device as their digital key and it supports multiple usage models. It also forms the foundation for Digital Key Release 3.0 and beyond, which will add even more user-friendly features. I'm excited about the Digital Key ecosystem that is emerging where using your smartphone as your car key becomes as common as using that same phone as your go-to camera is today."
Release 2.0 Highlights and Use Cases
The Digital Key Release 2.0 specification leverages Near Field Communication (NFC) technology for contactless communication between smartphones and vehicles, and supports a scalable architecture for mass adoption while reducing costs.
Vehicle owners will be able to leverage Digital Key Release 2.0 for the following capabilities:
The next generation of Digital Key, the Release 3.0 specification, is under development. It will leverage Bluetooth Low Energy and Ultra Wideband wireless connectivity to support passive, location-aware keyless access, providing vehicle owners with more convenience and new features.
The Digital Key Release 2.0 specification is now available to CCC members. To access the specification or to join CCC, visit www.carconnectivity.org/membership/how-to-join-ccc/.
About the Car Connectivity Consortium
The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) is dedicated to cross-industry collaboration in developing global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity. The Board of Directors of CCC include individuals from the Charter Member Companies Apple, BMW, General Motors, Honda (News - Alert), Hyundai, LG, Panasonic, Samsung, and Volkswagen. The organization's 100 plus members represent a large portion of the global automotive and smartphone market. Besides Digital Key, the CCC portfolio of technologies includes MirrorLink® and Car Data. For further information about CCC projects and to get involved, please visit www.carconnectivity.org.
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