AUTOCRYPT Joins MobilityXlab, Mobility Technology Collaboration Hub to Accelerate Innovative Global Expansion

MUNICH, GERMANY, June 28, 2022 — Leading mobility and V2X security provider AUTOCRYPT has been selected as one of MobilityXlab‘s newest startups to co-create mobility solutions with industry accelerators and enable projects between partner companies. Led by industry giants CEVT, Ericsson, Polestar, Veoneer, Volvo Cars, Volvo Group, and Zenseact, MobilityXlab facilitates partnerships between startups in the industry and aims to bring future mobility closer together. AUTOCRYPT will participate in MobilityXlab for at least six months to co-create solutions for the rapidly changing mobility landscape. 

As one of the few mobility security providers in MobilityXlab, the company looks forward to integrating PKI in real-world use cases, turning proof-of-concept into reality when it comes to secure vehicular environments. Autocrypt’s tri-standard compliant Secure Credential Management System for V2X ensures vulnerability-free environments, preventing unwanted interference in connected and autonomous driving. 

“We are elated to be invited and chosen as one of eleven startups amongst 108 applicants this year. We expect this collaboration to expedite strategic partnerships here in Europe, giving us an avenue to directly collaborate and discuss how to enhance emerging technologies across mobility and connectivity tech sectors,” said Daniel ES Kim, CEO of Autocrypt Technologies GmbH. “AUTOCRYPT also plans to drive forward cybersecurity testing and engineering technology development to seize the initiative in Europe and worldwide.”

Along with its secure V2X solutions, AUTOCRYPT’s latest suite of secure EV-related offerings, EVIQ, focuses on secure V2G communications. The offerings suite aims to provide seamless charging experiences to all users, including Plug&Charge with an ISO-15118 compliant communication interface, and a customized Charging Station Management System. The company unveiled EVIQ at the 35th Electric Vehicle Symposium, EVS35, where it also presented its security testing framework for charging environments.

About MobilityXlab

MobilityXlab is a collaboration hub founded in 2017 by global companies to create and develop new innovations within future mobility – with each other and with startups. Our seven partners are CEVT, Ericsson, Polestar, Veoneer, Volvo Cars, Volvo Group, and Zenseact. Lindholmen Science Parks is the host organization. MobilityXlab is also supported by Region Västra Götaland and Vinnova, Sweden’s Innovation Agency. Over the first five years, MobilityXlab has seen startups applying from 50 countries. The collaboration platform has resulted in 75 proof of concepts and 12 accelerations, in the form of commercial contracts or partnerships. 

Mobility data security company AutoCrypt becomes latest ITF Corporate Partner

This article was first provided by the International Transport Forum, and was published here.

Korean transport security technology firm AutoCrypt has joined the Corporate Partnership Board of the International Transport Forum (ITF). As an ITF corporate partner, AutoCrypt will bring their expertise to ITF work on intelligent transport systems, digitalisation and safety.

AutoCrypt is a mobility security provider dedicated to the safety of future transportation. Founded in 2007 as an in-house venture of former ITF corporate partner Penta Security Systems, AutoCrypt became a separate entity in 2019 as its presence expanded worldwide.

itf corporate partner logo

Recognised by industry new platform TU-Automotive as the Best Auto Cybersecurity Product/Solution of 2019 and a finalist for Automotive Tech Company of the Year 2020, AutoCrypt provides core security components to protect the communication of connected vehicles and in Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) more broadly.

The ITF is an intergovernmental organisation with 63 member countries that facilitates global dialogue for better transport. It acts as a think tank for member governments and organises an Annual Summit of transport ministers. The Corporate Partnership Board is the ITF’s platform for engaging with the private sector and enriching global transport policy discussion with a business perspective.

Young Tae Kim, Secretary-General of the ITF, said: “Smart, innovative transport solutions for the 21st century will only work if the data they rely on is secured in the best possible ways. The ITF is proud to work with AutoCrypt as one of the global leaders in this critical area for the future of mobility. We look forward to exploring the challenges and the solutions to this rapidly evolving field with the help of AutoCrypt’s world-class expertise and innovative prowess.“

Daniel ES Kim, CEO of AutoCrypt, said: “Autonomous driving and smart mobility have been making great headway in technological development. However, without proper security architecture in place, we are only increasing the risk of data exposure. With the Corporate Partnership Board, our hope is to collaborate with other innovative corporations to highlight the importance of secure transportation and mobility.”

The members of the ITF Corporate Partnership Board are: AB InBev, Airbus, Arrival, Alstom, Aramco, AutoCrypt, Bosch, ExxonMobil, Iberdrola, Incheon International Airport, Kakaomobility, Michelin, NXP, PTV Group, Penta Security, RATP Group, Shell, Siemens, SNCF, SPEA Engineering, TIER Mobility, Total, Toyota, Uber, Valeo, Voi, Volvo Cars, Volvo Group and Waymo.
More information about the ITF’s Corporate Partnership Board, including recent work on blockchain, new mobility, data-driven transport policy, and decarbonising transport is available at www.itf-oecd.org/CPB.

AUTOCRYPT partners with University of Windsor’s SHIELD Automotive Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence

TORONTO, ONTARIO – Electric vehicle and autonomous vehicle cybersecurity provider AUTOCRYPT announced that the company had officially partnered with the SHIELD Automotive Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence, hosted by the University of Windsor, to prioritize research and development in securing connected and autonomous vehicles.

As automotive technology evolves to become more autonomous and electrified, threats to the technology have seen exponential increase. Awareness of the threats, however, is limited as futuristic technology can be sensationalized. AUTOCRYPT is a leading automotive security provider, focused on not only raising awareness of the need to prioritize security, but also providing award-winning, comprehensive security solutions to mitigate those risks.

AUTOCRYPT has thus far secured over 5000 kilometres of smart highways and roadways throughout the peninsula, winning C-ITS contracts for the entire nation. Its security operations center (SOC) provides complete security coverage of the internal vehicle system and V2X communications, the core technology allowing for seamless autonomous driving. By actively detecting and preventing unwanted access, AUTOCRYPT offerings ensure a secure vehicular environment for electric, connected, and autonomous vehicles.

Credit: SHIELD Automotive Cybersecurity Centre of Excellence

SHIELD focuses on research and innovation of automotive cybersecurity technology as well as education and training for students and corporations in order to raise awareness for the need to prioritize cybersecurity preparedness. “The goals of SHIELD and AUTOCRYPT align together exceptionally well,” said AUTOCRYPT’s Director of Business Development, Sean HJ Cho. He continued, “This partnership will allow us to work more closely with the connected and autonomous vehicle security landscape in Canada, as the country advances in cutting-edge technologies for electric, connected, and autonomous vehicles and begins to implement necessary changes following the UNECE’s WP.29 regulations. Our existing technology and real-world use cases will allow us to contribute to the shift that needs to take place in the minds of both corporations and consumers: that security should not be taken for granted, and vehicles and mobility infrastructure need to be secured before drivers hit the road.”

The partnership with SHIELD follows AUTOCRYPT’s recent expansion into the North America region with the opening of its first North American office in Toronto. The company most recently raised M USD in its Series A funding. For more information regarding AUTOCRYPT offerings or partnerships, contact global@autocrypt.io.

AUTOCRYPT Teams Up with Foxconn’s MIH Alliance as Security Partner

SEOUL, KOREA – Leading EV and autonomous vehicle cybersecurity provider AUTOCRYPT announced that the company had officially joined the MIH Alliance, an open platform for electric vehicles (EVs) established by Foxconn Technology Group.

The growing numbers of EVs on the market as well as EV software/hardware in development point to a need for corporations to work together in order to expedite technological advances. This led Foxconn to establish the MIH Alliance in October 2020, promoting real-time research and development as well as prioritizing vehicular security and safety. Especially with the recent implementation of WP.29 regulations requiring cybersecurity type approval in all new vehicles by July 2022, AUTOCRYPT’s security solutions and its team of experienced cybersecurity specialists allow for a comprehensive, holistic approach to secure EVs as well as connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs) through its in-vehicle security technology and security operations center (SOC).

President of AUTOCRYPT North America, Sean HJ Cho stated, “We look forward to actively participating in the alliance as a security partner. While the technological advances in the automotive industry are astounding, security is often an afterthought. AUTOCRYPT’s contributions to the alliance can bring to light the need for security to be first, ensuring that drivers and passengers of EVs and CAVs can be assured that their vehicle, surrounding infrastructure, and data are not at risk.”

AUTOCRYPT’s in-vehicle security solution has been optimized for automotive communication protocols, and through its Intrusion Detection System (IDS), provides security modules to guarantee secure communications between the many ECUs in a connected vehicle and the CAN bus. The SOC functions as a round-the-clock monitor with real-time collection and detection logs, identification based on machine-learning, as well as policy and OTA updates. The solution ensures a safe and secure vehicular environment, blocking all abnormal activity. Ideal for OEMs, Tier-1 suppliers, as well as mobility-based service providers, AUTOCRYPT’s offerings span the entire automotive lifecycle.

AUTOCRYPT Announces Official Partnership with NXP for Integrated V2X Security Solutions

SEOUL, KOREA: AUTOCRYPT Co., Ltd., a leading V2X and autonomous vehicle security solutions provider, announced its partnership with NXP Semiconductors in several automotive security related applications beginning with secure V2X.

As an official partner of NXP, support for AutoCrypt V2X will be streamlined across NXP’s V2X-related offerings, including the SAF5X00 modem chipsets and the SXF1800 Secure Element IC for V2X Communication, as well as the i.MX 8 Series Application Processor. By integrating AUTOCRYPT’s IEEE 1609.2-compliant V2X security solution onto NXP’s platform, secure exchange of V2X messages as well as performance optimization can be achieved more effectively.

solutions supported by partnership with nxp

Supported NXP solutions:
– i.MX 8 Series Application Processors
– i.MX 6 Series Application Processors
– RoadLINK® V2X

  • SAF5000/5100: V2X SDR Processor
  • SAF5300/SAF5400: V2X Single Chip Modem
  • SXF1800: Secure Element IC for V2X Communication

Regarding the partnership with NXP, AUTOCRYPT CEO and co-Founder Daniel ES Kim stated, “As an increasing number of vehicles and infrastructure rely on connectivity, it is tantamount that processors have the highest ability to secure V2X communication. As a major player in the automotive market, NXP values security as much as AUTOCRYPT. We are looking forward to joint solution development to continue to progress in our target to keep connected cars secure.”

AUTOCRYPT’s offerings across V2X, V2D, and V2G security are a natural match for NXP’s expansive automotive portfolio, paving the way for further joint solution development as global interoperability continues to become a crucial factor for enabling safe transportation and mobility.

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.