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Beaverton, OR, – May 04, 2020 – (Business Wire) 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:
• Security and privacy equivalent to physical keys
• Interoperability and user experience consistency across mobile devices and vehicles
• Vehicle access, start, mobilization, and more
• Owner pairing and key sharing with friends, with standard or custom entitlement profiles
• Support for mobile devices in Battery Low Mode, where normal device operation is disabled

The Digital Key architecture uses standardized interfaces to ensure interoperability between implementations by mobile device manufacturers and vehicle manufacturers, and it uses standards-based public key infrastructure to establish end-to-end security. Mobile devices create and store the Digital Keys in Secure Elements that provide the highest level of protection from hardware or software-based attacks. The architecture is also designed to allow vehicle owners to access their vehicles without Internet connectivity, while also allowing vehicle manufacturers to add features that require Internet connectivity for specialized features.

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/.

Resources
Digital Key – The Future of Vehicle Access Whitepaper

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, 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.

Contact
Josh Planton
Phone: +1 (503) 619–1163
Email: admin@carconnectivity.org

BEAVERTON, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) today announced that its Digital Key Release 2.0 specification, which leverages Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to enable compatible mobile devices such as smartphones to securely access vehicles, is planned for completion by the end of 2019. Release 2.0 introduces a new scalable architecture to support mass adoption, while reducing development costs for adopters and ensuring interoperability between a variety of smart mobile devices and cars. In addition, the consortium has begun work on Digital Key Release 3.0, which adds support for passive access.

“The broad industry support for Digital Key has been phenomenal, and I’m excited to see our membership grow to over 100 companies,” said Mahfuzur Rahman, president, CCC. “We are now in the final stages of delivering Digital Key Release 2.0 to our membership – which includes major car or device manufacturers in the world – and we expect to see products in the market soon. Release 2.0 which implements NFC technology will allow the industry to massively scale a secure digital key solution, while Release 3.0 will add new standardized connectivity interfaces for an even more seamless end user experience.”

Digital Key Release 2.0 Highlights

The Digital Key Release 2.0 specification leverages NFC – a short-range wireless connectivity standard for contactless communication between devices such as smartphones or tablets. CCC uses existing industry standards like NFC as much as possible to ensure high interoperability between vehicles and a wide range of industry devices.

To address security in Release 2.0, a secure connection is established between mobile devices and vehicles using NFC, which continues to operate even when the supported mobile device’s battery is low. Mobile devices ensure the highest level of security by storing digital keys in dedicated, tamper-resistant security chips isolated from the device’s operating system. Mobile developers are able to build applications that interact with digital keys and vehicles to provide custom, vehicle-specific functionality.

Digital Key Release 3.0 Adds Passive Keyless Access Capabilities

The Digital Key Release 3.0 specification will enhance Digital Key Release 2.0 by adding passive, location-aware keyless access. Rather than having to pull their mobile devices out to access a car, consumers will be able to leave their mobile device in their bag or pocket when accessing and/or starting their vehicle. Passive access is not only vastly more convenient and a better overall user experience, it also allows vehicles to offer new location-aware features.

To support these new features, the CCC is developing a specification based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) in combination with Ultra-Wideband (UWB) to enable passive keyless access and to allow secure and accurate positioning.

The Digital Key Release 2.0 specification will be made available to CCC members by the end of 2019. Companies that are interested in joining CCC can download membership application documents at 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, 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.

Contacts

Josh Planton
CCC Administration
+1-503-619-1163
info@carconnectivity.org

BEAVERTON, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) today announced that its Digital Key Release 2.0 specification, which leverages Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to enable compatible mobile devices such as smartphones to securely access vehicles, is planned for completion by the end of 2019. Release 2.0 introduces a new scalable architecture to support mass adoption, while reducing development costs for adopters and ensuring interoperability between a variety of smart mobile devices and cars. In addition, the consortium has begun work on Digital Key Release 3.0, which adds support for passive access.

“The broad industry support for Digital Key has been phenomenal, and I’m excited to see our membership grow to over 100 companies,” said Mahfuzur Rahman, president, CCC. “We are now in the final stages of delivering Digital Key Release 2.0 to our membership – which includes major car or device manufacturers in the world – and we expect to see products in the market soon. Release 2.0 which implements NFC technology will allow the industry to massively scale a secure digital key solution, while Release 3.0 will add new standardized connectivity interfaces for an even more seamless end user experience.”

Digital Key Release 2.0 Highlights

The Digital Key Release 2.0 specification leverages NFC – a short-range wireless connectivity standard for contactless communication between devices such as smartphones or tablets. CCC uses existing industry standards like NFC as much as possible to ensure high interoperability between vehicles and a wide range of industry devices.

To address security in Release 2.0, a secure connection is established between mobile devices and vehicles using NFC, which continues to operate even when the supported mobile device’s battery is low. Mobile devices ensure the highest level of security by storing digital keys in dedicated, tamper-resistant security chips isolated from the device’s operating system. Mobile developers are able to build applications that interact with digital keys and vehicles to provide custom, vehicle-specific functionality.

Digital Key Release 3.0 Adds Passive Keyless Access Capabilities

The Digital Key Release 3.0 specification will enhance Digital Key Release 2.0 by adding passive, location-aware keyless access. Rather than having to pull their mobile devices out to access a car, consumers will be able to leave their mobile device in their bag or pocket when accessing and/or starting their vehicle. Passive access is not only vastly more convenient and a better overall user experience, it also allows vehicles to offer new location-aware features.

To support these new features, the CCC is developing a specification based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) in combination with Ultra-Wideband (UWB) to enable passive keyless access and to allow secure and accurate positioning.

The Digital Key Release 2.0 specification will be made available to CCC members by the end of 2019. Companies that are interested in joining CCC can download membership application documents at 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, 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.

Contacts

Josh Planton
CCC Administration
+1-503-619-1163
info@carconnectivity.org

BARCELONA, Mobile World Congress, – February 22, 2018 – The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization focused on enabling seamless mobile device-to-vehicle connectivity, today announced the completion of Phase One of the Digital Key specification, documenting the state-of-the-art of commercially available Digital Key solutions. Digital Key represents an industry milestone for an interoperable solution that enables smart devices like smart phones and smart watches to act as a digital key for any vehicle, allowing drivers to lock, unlock, start the engine and share access to the car. The Phase One specification is undergoing final member review and will be made available to all CCC members in Q2’2018. In ongoing work, Digital Key will be optimized to enable even more vehicle and smart phone companies, building the basis for a Digital Key ecosystem which will scale over the whole industry.

Highlights

  • To date, there are a few proprietary solutions available for using a smart device as a digital car key. However, by constraining the digital key to only work between specific smart phones and cars, the use cases are limited.
  • By delivering an interoperable solution, CCC is enabling a richer ecosystem that supports transfer of the Digital Key amongst devices and drivers and enables new use cases for fleet management, car rental and car sharing companies. For these future use cases, Digital Key expands privacy and flexibility, allows for secure key transfer, and streamlines vehicle and fleet management.
  • Digital Key leverages existing standards-based interoperable technologies from GlobalPlatform, GSMA, Bluetooth SIG and NFC Forum.
  • A cross-industry task team of automotive, smart phone and technology supplier companies develops the specification, including Audi, BMW, Continental, Gemalto, LG Electronics, NXP, Panasonic, Qualcomm Incorporated, Samsung and Volkswagen.

“The addition of Digital Key to CCC’s technology portfolio fulfills our promise to enable connected in-vehicle solutions that put drivers first by delivering new capabilities and creates exciting new business models for companies that manage numerous vehicles,” said Mahfuzur Rahman, President, CCC. “Our members have already identified a number of ways that they believe this technology will be used – for example for car sharing and rental cars, the car key can be easily transferred in advance to the driver through their Smart Phone. I’m excited to see the additional use cases the industry will deliver in the near future now that this interoperable technology will be readily available.”

Resources

 

About the Car Connectivity Consortium

The CCC is dedicated to cross-industry collaboration in developing global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity. The organization’s 75 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. Besides MirrorLink®, the CCC portfolio of technologies includes Digital Key and Car Data. For further information about CCC projects and to get involved, please visit www.carconnectivity.org.

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Lori Mesecke

Nereus for CCC

+1.503.459.9150

lmesecke@nereus-worldwide.com

Beaverton, OR – October 18, 2017 – (Business Wire): The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) and ETSI today announced the publication of the MirrorLink® Specification, as ETSI Technical Specification, the TS 103 544 series. Developed by the CCC, MirrorLink is an open standard for smartphone-car connectivity that allows smartphone apps to be projected on car In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems.

MirrorLink’s ability to safely connect smart phones to vehicle displays makes it a compelling addition to ETSI’s portfolio,” says Niels Peter Anderson, ETSI ITS chairman. “We have released the MirrorLink specification through our ETSI Publicly Available Specifications process, which enables specifications from industry bodies to benefit from the increased recognition and visibility of an ETSI Technical Specification.”

The CCC developed MirrorLink in collaboration with cross-industry stakeholders including car OEM, tier-1 suppliers, phone manufacturers, and app developers. MirrorLink gives smart devices a robust and streamlined, wired and wireless mechanism for presenting applications on IVI systems. Consumers have access to smartphone applications in a responsible way, while conforming to industry guidelines to minimize driver distraction by using voice, touch and rotary knob inputs. MirrorLink is already deployed in hundreds of millions of smart phones and millions of vehicles.

“We are pleased MirrorLink has become an ETSI Technical Specification and part of the ETSI family,” said Mahfuzur Rahman, President of CCC“As an ETSI Technical Specification, MirrorLink adoption will expand and enable more smart phones to safely connect and interoperate with auto makers’ IVI units.”

About the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC)

The CCC is dedicated to cross-industry collaboration in developing global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity. The organization’s 75 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. Besides MirrorLink®, the CCC portfolio of technologies includes Digital Key and Car Data. For further information about CCC projects and to get involved, please visit www.carconnectivity.org.

Kim Barnes, CCC Administration
Tel: +1-503-619-1163
Email: info@carconnectivity.org

 

About ETSI

ETSI produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, aeronautical, broadcast and internet technologies and is officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization. ETSI is an independent, not-for-profit association whose more than 800 member companies and organizations, drawn from 68 countries across five continents worldwide, determine its work programme and participate directly in its work.

Discover our Publicly Available Specification procedure here.

 

Claire Boyer
Tel: +33 (0)4 92 94 43 35
Mob: +33 (0)6 87 60 84 40
Email: claire.boyer@etsi.org

BEAVERTON, Ore. – August 7, 2017 – (BUSINESS WIRE) – The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization focused on enabling seamless mobile device-to-vehicle connectivity, today announced a Car Data Ecosystem paper that presents a standardized method for linking data consumers with a vehicle’s data sources. The paper provides an overview of the significant benefits of monetizing a vehicle’s data along with the top use cases and challenges associated with proprietary solutions.

CCC is focused on developing vehicle data standards for seamlessly connecting consumers to service providers, offering them customized offerings that are enhanced by the data-rich pool of vehicle information. A wide range of use cases can leverage vehicle data including usage-based insurance, real-time road monitoring, driver health and behavior monitoring, ride hailing and sharing, integrated vehicle maintenance, and many more. CCC also plans to define an authentication and authorization service platform that enables data providers to offer vehicle information through any marketplace, while preventing uncontrolled dissemination and use without explicit consent.

When supported by leading automakers, handset vendors, digital security companies, insurance, and transportation infrastructure venders, a standardized Car Data Ecosystem can deliver enormous opportunities for vehicle data monetization. CCC is in an exclusive position to bring these interests together to address the challenges of creating a Car Data Solution that balances the unique needs of each industry, while respecting consumer rights and privacy.

The CCC’s board of directors recognized the importance of a standardized approach for building a Car Data Ecosystem and approved this project in June 2016. The CCC board includes representatives from General Motors, Volkswagen, Daimler, RealVNC, BMW, PSA, Honda, LG Electronics, Hyundai, Alpine, Toyota, Panasonic, and Samsung. The Car Data Ecosystem position paper is part of an ongoing effort to keep the industry updated about the current state of projects undertaken by CCC. The position paper can be found on CCC’s website here.

About the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC)

The CCC is dedicated to cross-industry collaboration in developing global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity. The organization’s 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. For further information, please visit www.carconnectivity.org.

Contacts

CCC Administration
Kim Barnes, +1-503-619-1163
info@carconnectivity.org

May 16, 2017 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cardtek, a leading international payment technologies provider, today announced that it has assembled a special BayPay Forum event on the future of in-vehicle payments, entitled “Pay by Car”. The event – which will be held on May 23 at the Exponent Offices in Menlo Park, California, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm PT – will examine the potential of incorporating a secure and seamless payment platform within vehicles, allowing consumers to pay for services like gas and parking – without having to get out of their car. Executives from companies leading the development of in-vehicle payments will demonstrate how new cars can facilitate on-screen payments through smartphone integration and NFC technology, adding convenience and speed to car-related purchases.

BayPay has invited its 14,000 members comprised of credit card companies, such as Visa, MasterCard, and American Express, banks, including Chase, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America, and technology companies, such as Apple, Google, Facebook, and Twitter. Payments and financial technology leaders not attending the BayPay Forum can also watch a live stream of the event from its homepage.

“A large number of everyday consumer payments – such as parking, gas, or picking up food at a drive-through – are car-related,” said Erdal Yazmaci, the Co-Founder and Managing Director of North America for Cardtek. “The development of a secure in-car payment platform makes a lot of sense for consumers, and it opens the door of opportunity for automakers, payment companies, and merchants to provide a more convenient experience for their customers. The intersection of car manufacturing and modern payments has arrived, and this event will provide a glimpse at the road ahead.”

Mr. Yazmaci will be among the panelists at the “Pay by Car” event. He has over 16 years of experience in the payments space and led Cardtek from a startup company to an international solution provider. Dr. Jörg Brakensiek, the Chief Architect at Car Connectivity Consortium LLC, Imran A Hajimusa, the Vice President of Business & Technology at Verifone, and Adam Powers, the Technical Director at FIDO Alliance, will also be speaking at the event. Dr. Christopher Williams, Senior Associate, Statistical and Data Sciences at Exponent Inc., will moderate.

EVENT DETAILS:
Pay by Car: In-vehicle payments shifting security & convenience into overdrive
May 23, 2017
5:30pm to 8:30pm PT
Exponent Offices, 149 Commonwealth Dr, Menlo Park, CA
Please register HERE.

About Cardtek:
Since 2001, Cardtek has provided innovative end-to-end payment solutions to more than 150 customers in 25 countries, including financial institutions, processors, telecom operators, personalization bureaus, retailers, terminal and card vendors, and public transportation authorities. Cardtek is a leading player in emerging mobile payment, open-loop transit and wearable payment technologies. With 15 years of experience in EMV, Cardtek is offering well-established solutions to the US market from its new Silicon Valley Office. For more information, visit http://www.cardtek.com.

About The BayPay Forum
The BayPay Forum is an international business network of senior executives focused on Innovation in Payments, Commerce and Fintech. BayPay brings presentations, panel discussions and Thought Leadership Events, you would normally get at top conferences around the world, close to where people live and work so they can stay informed on the latest industry trends and build local and international relationships with other senior executives.

Best known for the quality of its content and its networking, The BayPay Forum has been able to build a network of over 14,000 senior executive members and has 3 chapters in the San Francisco Bay area (SF, Silicon Valley, East Bay), and chapters in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Toronto, New York, London, Paris, Luxembourg. BayPay will continue growing its chapters for the benefit of its members relying on its technology platform that allows local volunteer executives to manage chapters very easily and benefit from the networking in their community and beyond.

Contacts
Press Contact

Tailwind PR
Pete Bahrenburg, 802-497-1932
pete@tailwindpr.com

BEAVERTON, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) today announced the election of Mahfuzur Rahman, Director of Standards & Technology at Samsung Research America, as its new President. Mahfuzur will oversee the CCC, an organization driving global technologies and standards for car connectivity solutions. He will also chair and serve on the CCC Board alongside representatives from General Motors, Volkswagen, Daimler, RealVNC, HTC, PSA, Honda, LG Electronics, Hyundai, Alpine, Toyota, and Panasonic. Mahfuzur has been an active CCC Participant and Board member since the beginning of 2016.

Mahfuzur brings two decades of Consumer Electronics industry experience in connected device services & strategies to this new position. Mahfuzur, in his role as Director of Standards & Technology Enabling at Samsung, is leading R&D and industry consortia activities. Prior to Samsung, Mahfuzur was a Scientist at Panasonic Research in Princeton, New Jersey. Mahfuzur has a vast experience in industry consortia governance due to his involvement on boards of directors or in executive roles in a number of industry consortia including the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), the UPnP Forum, the NFC Forum, and the IMS Global Learning Consortium. He has published over 20 articles at various international conferences, journals, and books and has filed and/or granted over 40 patents.

“The CCC, over the years, has become an organization that facilitates the stakeholders of phone-car connectivity ecosystem to develop state-of-the-art connected car features. I am thrilled and excited to lead CCC in this exciting time and be part of the endeavor to drive CCC into new areas,” said Mahfuzur.

The Car Connectivity Consortium is currently expanding its portfolio of technologies beyond MirrorLink including two very exciting projects: “Digital Key,” where smartphones are used to gain access to the car, and “Car Data,” which builds an ecosystem for features such as usage-based insurance. These projects are currently in the development phase since approval by the CCC board in June 2016. For further information about CCC projects please use the link http://carconnectivity.org/contact.

About the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC)

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 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. For further information, please visit www.carconnectivity.org.

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Contact:

CCC Administration

info@carconnectivity.org

+1 503-619-1163

Car Connectivity Consortium announces publication of Digital Key white paper

Beaverton, OR – March 9, 2017 — The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global technologies for phone-centric car connectivity solutions, today announced the publication of a white paper outlining the standard based solution for using smart derives as Key for cars. 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. In addition, the white paper describes a high level overview of the architecture and how existing standards fit into this architecture. CCC’s unique position as an organization with representatives from all segments of the connected car ecosystem offers automakers and mobile handset vendors a forum for the industry to simplify implementation of an ecosystem for Digital Key standard.

The board of directors of CCC acknowledged the importance of Digital Key solution since inception of the project in June 2016. The board of directors of CCC comprised of representative from the following companies: General Motors, Volkswagen, Daimler, RealVNC, HTC, PSA, Honda, LG Electronics, Hyundai, Alpine, Toyota, Panasonic, and Samsung. The publication of the white paper is an ongoing effort from CCC to update the industry about the current state of projects undertaken by CCC. The Digital Key white paper can be found at http://www.mirrorlink.com. For further information about the Digital Key project please use the link http://carconnectivity.org/contact.

About the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC)

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. For further information, please visit www.carconnectivity.org.

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Contact:

CCC Administration

info@carconnectivity.org

+1 503-619-1163

Please click on the following link to download the CCC’s Digital Key White Paper: http://www.carconnectivity.org/img/mirrorlink/upload/documents/Digital Key White Paper_March 2017_final.pdf

Car Connectivity Consortium announces New Verticals for Specification Development — Smartphone as Key and Car Data Marketplace

Beaverton, OR – June 27, 2016 — The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global technologies for phone-centric car connectivity solutions, today announced that two new work items have been approved by the Board of Directors and are now submitted for specification development within the organization.  The two items are Smartphone as Key and creation of a Car Data Marketplace to support technologies such as usage-based insurance.

“Car Connectivity Consortium’s unique position as an organization with representatives from all segments of the connected car ecosystem offers automakers and mobile handset vendors a forum for the industry to simplify implementation through standardization”, said Alan Ewing, president and executive director of the CCC. “Our role as this standardization forum ultimately helps the consumers of connected technologies enjoy the most robust user experience possible. We are excited about expanding our efforts beyond our current MirrorLink work.”

Smartphone as Key has been on the development horizon for many automakers and handset vendors.  The proprietary approaches currently being developed and deployed lack wide adoption made possible by a standardized approach.  By leveraging experts from the entire ecosystem, the concerns of reliability and security can be fully addressed.  The need for such technology is driven by the changing needs and attitudes of today’s drivers. Smartphone as Key supports car sharing, fleet management and other valuable use cases.  For users this allows use of the smartphone to lock, unlock, start the engine and share access to the car.

Utilizing car data has also been widely discussed in the industry for some time without significant progress and just as in the Smartphone as Key case there is a lack of a standard approach.  Building on our current infrastructure, CCC can provide a standardized, secure and safe way to provide data management.  As an independent third party we serve to ensure that issues of privacy and security are effectively addressed.  CCC’s Car Data Marketplace will benefit consumers and industry alike by wide adoption of usage based insurance, real-time road condition monitoring, integrated vehicle maintenance and more.  We will first concentrate on the needs of usage-based insurance for the Car Data Marketplace and then expand into other use-cases.

About the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC)

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. For further information, please visit www.carconnectivity.org.

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Contact:

CCC Administration

info@carconnectivity.org

+1 503-619-1163

Beaverton, OR – October 27, 2015 — Starting now, all standard-format music and audio files on your MirrorLink®-enabled Android smartphone are controllable from your dashboard via the Vanilla Music player and RockScout, an app powered by MirrorLink®. The Car Connectivity Consortium made the announcement as more and more consumers seek responsible access to smartphone content while they drive.

RockScout is a simple download that brings MirrorLink compatibility to participating Android audio apps. Vanilla Music is an open-source music player that supports all common audio formats (MP3, OGG, FLAC, PCM) and features tag- and folder-based navigation; support for Android playlists; gapless playback for OGG and FLAC; and Replay Gain support.

“Format and platform agnosticism are really at the heart of both the MirrorLink and Vanilla Music brands,” said Ed Pichon, Application Certification Body of the CCC. “Vanilla Music takes disparate audio content and makes it available from a single launch point. MirrorLink applies guidelines on distracted driving across devices and cars such that drivers can responsibly access smartphone content on the road. It’s only natural the two would work hand in hand.”

RockScout leverages Media Browser Service, a standard Android API, to make Android audio apps compatible with MirrorLink. MirrorLink compatibility means apps are driver-aware and controllable via touch and rotary-knob infotainment systems. The Android application can be enabled without further development or integration, and the solution is free and open-source.

“RockScout is a zero-integration method for developers to make Android audio apps compatible with MirrorLink,” said Alan Ewing, President and Executive director of the CCC. “Thus RockScout has caught the attention of some of the world’s most iconic music and audio brands and signals a huge boost in momentum for the MirrorLink app ecosystem.”

MirrorLink is the most ingenious way to bring smartphone content to the dash. Huge icons make apps easy to use and smart technology knows if the car is in Park or Drive. Designed for maximum interoperability between a wide range of smartphones and cars, MirrorLink is the only OS- and OEM-agnostic standard for car-smartphone connectivity where no single entity has a controlling stake.

To download RockScout, click here. To download Vanilla Music for Android, click here. For general information, please visit www.mirrorlink.com.

About the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC)

The CCC is dedicated to cross-industry collaboration in developing MirrorLink® global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity. The organization’s 100 members represent 70 percent of the world’s auto market, 70 percent of the global smartphone market and a who’s who of aftermarket consumer electronics vendors. For further information, please visit www.mirrorlink.com.

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Contact:

Katrina Estrella

Finn Partners for the CCC

katrina@finnpartners.com

(415) 692-3058

Car Connectivity Consortium Unveils New Features for Digital Key Specification

BEAVERTON, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) today announced that its Digital Key Release 2.0 specification, which leverages Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to enable compatible mobile devices such as smartphones to securely access vehicles, is planned for completion by the end of 2019. Release 2.0 introduces a new scalable architecture to support mass adoption, […]

Car Connectivity Consortium Announces Publication of the Digital Key Release 1.0 Specification, Delivering to the Industry a Standardized Smartphone as a Car Key Solution

Beaverton, OR – The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization focused on enabling seamless mobile device-to-vehicle connectivity, today announced the publication of the Digital Key Release 1.0 specification. Available to all CCC member companies, this first standardized solution enables drivers to download the digital key onto their smart devices and use […]

Car Connectivity Consortium Achieves Milestone in Delivering Smart Phone as a Car Key Solution

BARCELONA, Mobile World Congress, – February 22, 2018 – The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization focused on enabling seamless mobile device-to-vehicle connectivity, today announced the completion of Phase One of the Digital Key specification, documenting the state-of-the-art of commercially available Digital Key solutions. Digital Key represents an industry milestone for an interoperable solution that […]

Beaverton, OR, – May 04, 2020 – (Business Wire) 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:
• Security and privacy equivalent to physical keys
• Interoperability and user experience consistency across mobile devices and vehicles
• Vehicle access, start, mobilization, and more
• Owner pairing and key sharing with friends, with standard or custom entitlement profiles
• Support for mobile devices in Battery Low Mode, where normal device operation is disabled

The Digital Key architecture uses standardized interfaces to ensure interoperability between implementations by mobile device manufacturers and vehicle manufacturers, and it uses standards-based public key infrastructure to establish end-to-end security. Mobile devices create and store the Digital Keys in Secure Elements that provide the highest level of protection from hardware or software-based attacks. The architecture is also designed to allow vehicle owners to access their vehicles without Internet connectivity, while also allowing vehicle manufacturers to add features that require Internet connectivity for specialized features.

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/.

Resources
Digital Key – The Future of Vehicle Access Whitepaper

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, 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.

Contact
Josh Planton
Phone: +1 (503) 619–1163
Email: admin@carconnectivity.org

BEAVERTON, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) today announced that its Digital Key Release 2.0 specification, which leverages Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to enable compatible mobile devices such as smartphones to securely access vehicles, is planned for completion by the end of 2019. Release 2.0 introduces a new scalable architecture to support mass adoption, while reducing development costs for adopters and ensuring interoperability between a variety of smart mobile devices and cars. In addition, the consortium has begun work on Digital Key Release 3.0, which adds support for passive access.

“The broad industry support for Digital Key has been phenomenal, and I’m excited to see our membership grow to over 100 companies,” said Mahfuzur Rahman, president, CCC. “We are now in the final stages of delivering Digital Key Release 2.0 to our membership – which includes major car or device manufacturers in the world – and we expect to see products in the market soon. Release 2.0 which implements NFC technology will allow the industry to massively scale a secure digital key solution, while Release 3.0 will add new standardized connectivity interfaces for an even more seamless end user experience.”

Digital Key Release 2.0 Highlights

The Digital Key Release 2.0 specification leverages NFC – a short-range wireless connectivity standard for contactless communication between devices such as smartphones or tablets. CCC uses existing industry standards like NFC as much as possible to ensure high interoperability between vehicles and a wide range of industry devices.

To address security in Release 2.0, a secure connection is established between mobile devices and vehicles using NFC, which continues to operate even when the supported mobile device’s battery is low. Mobile devices ensure the highest level of security by storing digital keys in dedicated, tamper-resistant security chips isolated from the device’s operating system. Mobile developers are able to build applications that interact with digital keys and vehicles to provide custom, vehicle-specific functionality.

Digital Key Release 3.0 Adds Passive Keyless Access Capabilities

The Digital Key Release 3.0 specification will enhance Digital Key Release 2.0 by adding passive, location-aware keyless access. Rather than having to pull their mobile devices out to access a car, consumers will be able to leave their mobile device in their bag or pocket when accessing and/or starting their vehicle. Passive access is not only vastly more convenient and a better overall user experience, it also allows vehicles to offer new location-aware features.

To support these new features, the CCC is developing a specification based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) in combination with Ultra-Wideband (UWB) to enable passive keyless access and to allow secure and accurate positioning.

The Digital Key Release 2.0 specification will be made available to CCC members by the end of 2019. Companies that are interested in joining CCC can download membership application documents at 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, 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.

Contacts

Josh Planton
CCC Administration
+1-503-619-1163
info@carconnectivity.org

BEAVERTON, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) today announced that its Digital Key Release 2.0 specification, which leverages Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to enable compatible mobile devices such as smartphones to securely access vehicles, is planned for completion by the end of 2019. Release 2.0 introduces a new scalable architecture to support mass adoption, while reducing development costs for adopters and ensuring interoperability between a variety of smart mobile devices and cars. In addition, the consortium has begun work on Digital Key Release 3.0, which adds support for passive access.

“The broad industry support for Digital Key has been phenomenal, and I’m excited to see our membership grow to over 100 companies,” said Mahfuzur Rahman, president, CCC. “We are now in the final stages of delivering Digital Key Release 2.0 to our membership – which includes major car or device manufacturers in the world – and we expect to see products in the market soon. Release 2.0 which implements NFC technology will allow the industry to massively scale a secure digital key solution, while Release 3.0 will add new standardized connectivity interfaces for an even more seamless end user experience.”

Digital Key Release 2.0 Highlights

The Digital Key Release 2.0 specification leverages NFC – a short-range wireless connectivity standard for contactless communication between devices such as smartphones or tablets. CCC uses existing industry standards like NFC as much as possible to ensure high interoperability between vehicles and a wide range of industry devices.

To address security in Release 2.0, a secure connection is established between mobile devices and vehicles using NFC, which continues to operate even when the supported mobile device’s battery is low. Mobile devices ensure the highest level of security by storing digital keys in dedicated, tamper-resistant security chips isolated from the device’s operating system. Mobile developers are able to build applications that interact with digital keys and vehicles to provide custom, vehicle-specific functionality.

Digital Key Release 3.0 Adds Passive Keyless Access Capabilities

The Digital Key Release 3.0 specification will enhance Digital Key Release 2.0 by adding passive, location-aware keyless access. Rather than having to pull their mobile devices out to access a car, consumers will be able to leave their mobile device in their bag or pocket when accessing and/or starting their vehicle. Passive access is not only vastly more convenient and a better overall user experience, it also allows vehicles to offer new location-aware features.

To support these new features, the CCC is developing a specification based on Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) in combination with Ultra-Wideband (UWB) to enable passive keyless access and to allow secure and accurate positioning.

The Digital Key Release 2.0 specification will be made available to CCC members by the end of 2019. Companies that are interested in joining CCC can download membership application documents at 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, 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.

Contacts

Josh Planton
CCC Administration
+1-503-619-1163
info@carconnectivity.org

 

BARCELONA, Mobile World Congress, – February 22, 2018 – The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization focused on enabling seamless mobile device-to-vehicle connectivity, today announced the completion of Phase One of the Digital Key specification, documenting the state-of-the-art of commercially available Digital Key solutions. Digital Key represents an industry milestone for an interoperable solution that enables smart devices like smart phones and smart watches to act as a digital key for any vehicle, allowing drivers to lock, unlock, start the engine and share access to the car. The Phase One specification is undergoing final member review and will be made available to all CCC members in Q2’2018. In ongoing work, Digital Key will be optimized to enable even more vehicle and smart phone companies, building the basis for a Digital Key ecosystem which will scale over the whole industry.

Highlights

  • To date, there are a few proprietary solutions available for using a smart device as a digital car key. However, by constraining the digital key to only work between specific smart phones and cars, the use cases are limited.
  • By delivering an interoperable solution, CCC is enabling a richer ecosystem that supports transfer of the Digital Key amongst devices and drivers and enables new use cases for fleet management, car rental and car sharing companies. For these future use cases, Digital Key expands privacy and flexibility, allows for secure key transfer, and streamlines vehicle and fleet management.
  • Digital Key leverages existing standards-based interoperable technologies from GlobalPlatform, GSMA, Bluetooth SIG and NFC Forum.
  • A cross-industry task team of automotive, smart phone and technology supplier companies develops the specification, including Audi, BMW, Continental, Gemalto, LG Electronics, NXP, Panasonic, Qualcomm Incorporated, Samsung and Volkswagen.

“The addition of Digital Key to CCC’s technology portfolio fulfills our promise to enable connected in-vehicle solutions that put drivers first by delivering new capabilities and creates exciting new business models for companies that manage numerous vehicles,” said Mahfuzur Rahman, President, CCC. “Our members have already identified a number of ways that they believe this technology will be used – for example for car sharing and rental cars, the car key can be easily transferred in advance to the driver through their Smart Phone. I’m excited to see the additional use cases the industry will deliver in the near future now that this interoperable technology will be readily available.”

Resources

 

About the Car Connectivity Consortium

The CCC is dedicated to cross-industry collaboration in developing global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity. The organization’s 75 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. Besides MirrorLink®, the CCC portfolio of technologies includes Digital Key and Car Data. For further information about CCC projects and to get involved, please visit www.carconnectivity.org.

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Lori Mesecke

Nereus for CCC

+1.503.459.9150

Beaverton, OR – October 18, 2017 – (Business Wire): The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) and ETSI today announced the publication of the MirrorLink® Specification, as ETSI Technical Specification, the TS 103 544 series. Developed by the CCC, MirrorLink is an open standard for smartphone-car connectivity that allows smartphone apps to be projected on car In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) systems.

MirrorLink’s ability to safely connect smart phones to vehicle displays makes it a compelling addition to ETSI’s portfolio,” says Niels Peter Anderson, ETSI ITS chairman. “We have released the MirrorLink specification through our ETSI Publicly Available Specifications process, which enables specifications from industry bodies to benefit from the increased recognition and visibility of an ETSI Technical Specification.”

The CCC developed MirrorLink in collaboration with cross-industry stakeholders including car OEM, tier-1 suppliers, phone manufacturers, and app developers. MirrorLink gives smart devices a robust and streamlined, wired and wireless mechanism for presenting applications on IVI systems. Consumers have access to smartphone applications in a responsible way, while conforming to industry guidelines to minimize driver distraction by using voice, touch and rotary knob inputs. MirrorLink is already deployed in hundreds of millions of smart phones and millions of vehicles.

“We are pleased MirrorLink has become an ETSI Technical Specification and part of the ETSI family,” said Mahfuzur Rahman, President of CCC“As an ETSI Technical Specification, MirrorLink adoption will expand and enable more smart phones to safely connect and interoperate with auto makers’ IVI units.”

About the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC)

The CCC is dedicated to cross-industry collaboration in developing global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity. The organization’s 75 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. Besides MirrorLink®, the CCC portfolio of technologies includes Digital Key and Car Data. For further information about CCC projects and to get involved, please visit www.carconnectivity.org.

Kim Barnes, CCC Administration
Tel: +1-503-619-1163
Email: info@carconnectivity.org

 

About ETSI

ETSI produces globally-applicable standards for Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), including fixed, mobile, radio, aeronautical, broadcast and internet technologies and is officially recognized by the European Union as a European Standards Organization. ETSI is an independent, not-for-profit association whose more than 800 member companies and organizations, drawn from 68 countries across five continents worldwide, determine its work programme and participate directly in its work.

Discover our Publicly Available Specification procedure here.

 

Claire Boyer
Tel: +33 (0)4 92 94 43 35
Mob: +33 (0)6 87 60 84 40
Email: claire.boyer@etsi.org

BEAVERTON, Ore. – August 7, 2017 – (BUSINESS WIRE) – The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization focused on enabling seamless mobile device-to-vehicle connectivity, today announced a Car Data Ecosystem paper that presents a standardized method for linking data consumers with a vehicle’s data sources. The paper provides an overview of the significant benefits of monetizing a vehicle’s data along with the top use cases and challenges associated with proprietary solutions.

CCC is focused on developing vehicle data standards for seamlessly connecting consumers to service providers, offering them customized offerings that are enhanced by the data-rich pool of vehicle information. A wide range of use cases can leverage vehicle data including usage-based insurance, real-time road monitoring, driver health and behavior monitoring, ride hailing and sharing, integrated vehicle maintenance, and many more. CCC also plans to define an authentication and authorization service platform that enables data providers to offer vehicle information through any marketplace, while preventing uncontrolled dissemination and use without explicit consent.

When supported by leading automakers, handset vendors, digital security companies, insurance, and transportation infrastructure venders, a standardized Car Data Ecosystem can deliver enormous opportunities for vehicle data monetization. CCC is in an exclusive position to bring these interests together to address the challenges of creating a Car Data Solution that balances the unique needs of each industry, while respecting consumer rights and privacy.

The CCC’s board of directors recognized the importance of a standardized approach for building a Car Data Ecosystem and approved this project in June 2016. The CCC board includes representatives from General Motors, Volkswagen, Daimler, RealVNC, BMW, PSA, Honda, LG Electronics, Hyundai, Alpine, Toyota, Panasonic, and Samsung. The Car Data Ecosystem position paper is part of an ongoing effort to keep the industry updated about the current state of projects undertaken by CCC. The position paper can be found on CCC’s website here.

About the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC)

The CCC is dedicated to cross-industry collaboration in developing global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity. The organization’s 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. For further information, please visit www.carconnectivity.org.

 

May 16, 2017 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

MENLO PARK, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Cardtek, a leading international payment technologies provider, today announced that it has assembled a special BayPay Forum event on the future of in-vehicle payments, entitled “Pay by Car”. The event – which will be held on May 23 at the Exponent Offices in Menlo Park, California, from 5:30pm to 8:30pm PT – will examine the potential of incorporating a secure and seamless payment platform within vehicles, allowing consumers to pay for services like gas and parking – without having to get out of their car. Executives from companies leading the development of in-vehicle payments will demonstrate how new cars can facilitate on-screen payments through smartphone integration and NFC technology, adding convenience and speed to car-related purchases.

BayPay has invited its 14,000 members comprised of credit card companies, such as Visa, MasterCard, and American Express, banks, including Chase, Wells Fargo, and Bank of America, and technology companies, such as Apple, Google, Facebook, and Twitter. Payments and financial technology leaders not attending the BayPay Forum can also watch a live stream of the event from its homepage.

“A large number of everyday consumer payments – such as parking, gas, or picking up food at a drive-through – are car-related,” said Erdal Yazmaci, the Co-Founder and Managing Director of North America for Cardtek. “The development of a secure in-car payment platform makes a lot of sense for consumers, and it opens the door of opportunity for automakers, payment companies, and merchants to provide a more convenient experience for their customers. The intersection of car manufacturing and modern payments has arrived, and this event will provide a glimpse at the road ahead.”

Mr. Yazmaci will be among the panelists at the “Pay by Car” event. He has over 16 years of experience in the payments space and led Cardtek from a startup company to an international solution provider. Dr. Jörg Brakensiek, the Chief Architect at Car Connectivity Consortium LLC, Imran A Hajimusa, the Vice President of Business & Technology at Verifone, and Adam Powers, the Technical Director at FIDO Alliance, will also be speaking at the event. Dr. Christopher Williams, Senior Associate, Statistical and Data Sciences at Exponent Inc., will moderate.

EVENT DETAILS:
Pay by Car: In-vehicle payments shifting security & convenience into overdrive
May 23, 2017
5:30pm to 8:30pm PT
Exponent Offices, 149 Commonwealth Dr, Menlo Park, CA
Please register HERE.

About Cardtek:
Since 2001, Cardtek has provided innovative end-to-end payment solutions to more than 150 customers in 25 countries, including financial institutions, processors, telecom operators, personalization bureaus, retailers, terminal and card vendors, and public transportation authorities. Cardtek is a leading player in emerging mobile payment, open-loop transit and wearable payment technologies. With 15 years of experience in EMV, Cardtek is offering well-established solutions to the US market from its new Silicon Valley Office. For more information, visit http://www.cardtek.com.

About The BayPay Forum
The BayPay Forum is an international business network of senior executives focused on Innovation in Payments, Commerce and Fintech. BayPay brings presentations, panel discussions and Thought Leadership Events, you would normally get at top conferences around the world, close to where people live and work so they can stay informed on the latest industry trends and build local and international relationships with other senior executives.

Best known for the quality of its content and its networking, The BayPay Forum has been able to build a network of over 14,000 senior executive members and has 3 chapters in the San Francisco Bay area (SF, Silicon Valley, East Bay),

BEAVERTON, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) today announced the election of Mahfuzur Rahman, Director of Standards & Technology at Samsung Research America, as its new President. Mahfuzur will oversee the CCC, an organization driving global technologies and standards for car connectivity solutions. He will also chair and serve on the CCC Board alongside representatives from General Motors, Volkswagen, Daimler, RealVNC, HTC, PSA, Honda, LG Electronics, Hyundai, Alpine, Toyota, and Panasonic. Mahfuzur has been an active CCC Participant and Board member since the beginning of 2016.

Mahfuzur brings two decades of Consumer Electronics industry experience in connected device services & strategies to this new position. Mahfuzur, in his role as Director of Standards & Technology Enabling at Samsung, is leading R&D and industry consortia activities. Prior to Samsung, Mahfuzur was a Scientist at Panasonic Research in Princeton, New Jersey. Mahfuzur has a vast experience in industry consortia governance due to his involvement on boards of directors or in executive roles in a number of industry consortia including the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), the UPnP Forum, the NFC Forum, and the IMS Global Learning Consortium. He has published over 20 articles at various international conferences, journals, and books and has filed and/or granted over 40 patents.

“The CCC, over the years, has become an organization that facilitates the stakeholders of phone-car connectivity ecosystem to develop state-of-the-art connected car features. I am thrilled and excited to lead CCC in this exciting time and be part of the endeavor to drive CCC into new areas,” said Mahfuzur.

The Car Connectivity Consortium is currently expanding its portfolio of technologies beyond MirrorLink including two very exciting projects: “Digital Key,” where smartphones are used to gain access to the car, and “Car Data,” which builds an ecosystem for features such as usage-based insurance. These projects are currently in the development phase since approval by the CCC board in June 2016. For further information about CCC projects please use the link http://carconnectivity.org/contact.

About the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC)

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 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. For further information, please visit www.carconnectivity.org.

Contact:

CCC Administration

info@carconnectivity.org

+1 503-619-1163

Beaverton, OR – March 9, 2017 — The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global technologies for phone-centric car connectivity solutions, today announced the publication of a white paper outlining the standard based solution for using smart derives as Key for cars. 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. In addition, the white paper describes a high level overview of the architecture and how existing standards fit into this architecture. CCC’s unique position as an organization with representatives from all segments of the connected car ecosystem offers automakers and mobile handset vendors a forum for the industry to simplify implementation of an ecosystem for Digital Key standard.

The board of directors of CCC acknowledged the importance of Digital Key solution since inception of the project in June 2016. The board of directors of CCC comprised of representative from the following companies: General Motors, Volkswagen, Daimler, RealVNC, HTC, PSA, Honda, LG Electronics, Hyundai, Alpine, Toyota, Panasonic, and Samsung. The publication of the white paper is an ongoing effort from CCC to update the industry about the current state of projects undertaken by CCC. The Digital Key white paper can be found at http://www.mirrorlink.com. For further information about the Digital Key project please use the link http://carconnectivity.org/contact.

About the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC)

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. For further information, please visit www.carconnectivity.org.

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Contact:

CCC Administration

info@carconnectivity.org

+1 503-619-1163

Please click on the following link to download the CCC’s Digital Key White Paper: http://www.carconnectivity.org/img/mirrorlink/upload/documents/Digital Key White Paper_March 2017_final.pdf

Beaverton, OR – June 27, 2016 — The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global technologies for phone-centric car connectivity solutions, today announced that two new work items have been approved by the Board of Directors and are now submitted for specification development within the organization.  The two items are Smartphone as Key and creation of a Car Data Marketplace to support technologies such as usage-based insurance.

“Car Connectivity Consortium’s unique position as an organization with representatives from all segments of the connected car ecosystem offers automakers and mobile handset vendors a forum for the industry to simplify implementation through standardization”, said Alan Ewing, president and executive director of the CCC. “Our role as this standardization forum ultimately helps the consumers of connected technologies enjoy the most robust user experience possible. We are excited about expanding our efforts beyond our current MirrorLink work.”

Smartphone as Key has been on the development horizon for many automakers and handset vendors.  The proprietary approaches currently being developed and deployed lack wide adoption made possible by a standardized approach.  By leveraging experts from the entire ecosystem, the concerns of reliability and security can be fully addressed.  The need for such technology is driven by the changing needs and attitudes of today’s drivers. Smartphone as Key supports car sharing, fleet management and other valuable use cases.  For users this allows use of the smartphone to lock, unlock, start the engine and share access to the car.

Utilizing car data has also been widely discussed in the industry for some time without significant progress and just as in the Smartphone as Key case there is a lack of a standard approach.  Building on our current infrastructure, CCC can provide a standardized, secure and safe way to provide data management.  As an independent third party we serve to ensure that issues of privacy and security are effectively addressed.  CCC’s Car Data Marketplace will benefit consumers and industry alike by wide adoption of usage based insurance, real-time road condition monitoring, integrated vehicle maintenance and more.  We will first concentrate on the needs of usage-based insurance for the Car Data Marketplace and then expand into other use-cases.

About the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC)

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. For further information, please visit www.carconnectivity.org.

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Contact:

CCC Administration

info@carconnectivity.org

+1 503-619-1163

Beaverton, OR – October 27, 2015 — Starting now, all standard-format music and audio files on your MirrorLink®-enabled Android smartphone are controllable from your dashboard via the Vanilla Music player and RockScout, an app powered by MirrorLink®. The Car Connectivity Consortium made the announcement as more and more consumers seek responsible access to smartphone content while they drive.

RockScout is a simple download that brings MirrorLink compatibility to participating Android audio apps. Vanilla Music is an open-source music player that supports all common audio formats (MP3, OGG, FLAC, PCM) and features tag- and folder-based navigation; support for Android playlists; gapless playback for OGG and FLAC; and Replay Gain support.

“Format and platform agnosticism are really at the heart of both the MirrorLink and Vanilla Music brands,” said Ed Pichon, Application Certification Body of the CCC. “Vanilla Music takes disparate audio content and makes it available from a single launch point. MirrorLink applies guidelines on distracted driving across devices and cars such that drivers can responsibly access smartphone content on the road. It’s only natural the two would work hand in hand.”

RockScout leverages Media Browser Service, a standard Android API, to make Android audio apps compatible with MirrorLink. MirrorLink compatibility means apps are driver-aware and controllable via touch and rotary-knob infotainment systems. The Android application can be enabled without further development or integration, and the solution is free and open-source.

“RockScout is a zero-integration method for developers to make Android audio apps compatible with MirrorLink,” said Alan Ewing, President and Executive director of the CCC. “Thus RockScout has caught the attention of some of the world’s most iconic music and audio brands and signals a huge boost in momentum for the MirrorLink app ecosystem.”

MirrorLink is the most ingenious way to bring smartphone content to the dash. Huge icons make apps easy to use and smart technology knows if the car is in Park or Drive. Designed for maximum interoperability between a wide range of smartphones and cars, MirrorLink is the only OS- and OEM-agnostic standard for car-smartphone connectivity where no single entity has a controlling stake.

To download RockScout, click here. To download Vanilla Music for Android, click here. For general information, please visit www.mirrorlink.com.

About the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC)

The CCC is dedicated to cross-industry collaboration in developing MirrorLink® global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity. The organization’s 100 members represent 70 percent of the world’s auto market, 70 percent of the global smartphone market and a who’s who of aftermarket consumer electronics vendors. For further information, please visit www.mirrorlink.com.

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Contact:

Katrina Estrella

Finn Partners for the CCC

katrina@finnpartners.com

(415) 692-3058