AUTOCRYPT Joins Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC)

SEOUL, South Korea, May 7, 2020 — AUTOCRYPT announced that the company has joined Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), a cross-industry organization advancing global technologies for smartphone-centric car connectivity solutions, as the first cybersecurity company from the Asia Pacific. 

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 solutions performance evaluation and in establishing the international technical standards, commercialization, and enhancing the convenience of car-device connectivity. This comes with exchanging technologies between more than 120 global leading companies including BMW, Volvo, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Ford, Toyota, along with 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 ES 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 utilizing the provision of V2D communications, MaaS, and security services including authentication, authorization, certificate management within V2D infrastructures that are CCC compliant and interoperable. Moreover, AUTOCRYPT has proactively engaged in the development of the industry by participating in Penta Security’s projects with Hubject, International Transport Forum (OECD), and 5GAA. 

AUTOCRYPT Officially Joins 5GAA (5G Automotive Association) as an ITS Security Expert

SEOUL, South Korea — AUTOCRYPT, South Korea’s pioneer in security operations for C-ITS highways, its first testbed, and licensing facility autonomous vehicles joined the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA). 5GAA is a global, cross-industry organization of companies from the automotive technology and telecommunications industries (ICT) to develop 5G-based intelligent transport services and end-to-end solutions for future mobility and transportation services. The Association, founded in 2016, unites a large member base including 8 founding members which are AUDI AG, BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ericsson, Huawei, Intel, Nokia, and Qualcomm Incorporated. The members are committed to defining, developing the next generation of connected mobility and automated vehicle solutions, and testing integration into smart cities and intelligent transportation. 

By taking a big step with the members of the 5GAA towards making transportation safer, greener, and more enjoyable, AUTOCRYPT is ready for the development of road safety and prioritization of C-ITS technology. With its Key Management features, AUTOCRYPT offers an extensive suite of security solutions to solve vulnerabilities across connected and autonomous vehicle environments. The Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and Vehicle-to-Anything (V2X) components provide essential certificate management and encryption across smart road environments, from back-end server infrastructure to endpoints. These security solutions will further develop C-ITS and the provision of V2X, V2X communications, and connected mobility solutions collectively. 

“What’s most important in the autonomous driving environment is the technologies that can guarantee the safety of communications between intelligent transport services,” said Daniel ES Kim, CEO of AUTOCRYPT. “We believe 5GAA and AUTOCRYPT together can play an enormous role in the development of 5G-V2X, which will eventually ease the global rollout of connected mobility and automated vehicles.” 

Recent milestones of 5GAA include running joint C-V2X demonstrations and launching testing events in Europe, supporting and addressing the importance of V2X and its requirements. It also aims to accelerate various development projects that lead to integrated solutions and deployments across Europe, the United States, and Asia.