Car Connectivity Consortium launches CCC Digital Key Certification, providing market credibility and interoperability capabilities

12 December 2023

The Car Connectivity Consortium ® today announced that CCC Digital Key Certification for NFC implementations is now available to its industry-leading vehicle and equipment manufacturers Open to members. CCC Digital Key provides a global standard for interoperability, so this certification is critical to building trust among consumers and industry. This enables vehicle and device manufacturers to provide a secure and user-friendly digital key experience.

Alysia Johnson, Chair of the Car Connectivity Consortium, said: “This is fantastic progress for the CCC as this certification enables CCC members to increase their business value and deliver long-desired experiences to consumers. It is the close collaboration between members that has enabled this With this milestone achieved, they firmly believe that digital key technology needs to adopt universal standards."

CCC digital key authentication has the following four main advantages:

  • Enhanced credibility: Certification builds trust among consumers, partners and stakeholders.
  • Proven interoperability: Certification establishes global compatibility of products and services, enabling a seamless experience when using CCC digital keys and is vehicle and device agnostic.
  • Brand Confidence: The certification logo assures customers and partners of a CCC Digital Key experience that is trustworthy, interoperable, and works as expected.
  • Market Opportunity: Members gain increased visibility to consumers and partners and gain growth advantages.

Glen Stone, technical director at the Car Connectivity Consortium, said, “CCC Digital Key certification is a critical part of what we need to achieve common standards. This certification not only enhances the credibility of the CCC Digital Key product, but also validates that the product will work with the ecosystem. Works seamlessly with other CCC digital key solutions."

Jaeyoung Shin, head of the e-wallet R&D team at member company Samsung, said: "We have been looking forward to this moment, and now it has finally become a reality. Smart devices such as Samsung Galaxy smartphones will be even more capable of providing a secure and seamless user experience. Allowing customers to conveniently Having access to your own car is a smart way for us to provide added value to our customers."

This certification mark indicates to consumers, partners and stakeholders that a product meets industry and program standards to provide the best device-to-vehicle connectivity experience. Members can use the CCC Digital Key logo on products, manuals, marketing materials, websites, etc.

Daniel Kuelzer, head of digital key functionality at member company BMW, said, “Displaying the CCC Digital Key logo will be a game-changer for automakers as it tells customers that access via smart devices is secure and seamless by simply confirming the logo. My own car.”

CCC and its members continue to make progress in testing and standardization through the latest CCC Digital Key end-to-end PlugFest. The related event is hosted by Rivian and will be held this week (December 11-15) in Palo Alto, California.

“The continued commitment and participation of numerous automotive OEMs, Tier 1 suppliers and global equipment suppliers is a testament to the long-term value and unique opportunity we bring to the market,” said Stone.

If you would like to learn more about CCC Digital Key Certification or how to become a member, please visit our website .

About the Internet of Vehicles Alliance:

The Car Connectivity Consortium® is a cross-industry organization dedicated to advancing technology for smartphone-to-car connectivity solutions. The CCC represents a large share of the global automotive and smartphone industries, with more than 200 member companies. CCC member companies include smartphone and car manufacturers, automotive Tier 1 suppliers, silicon/chip suppliers, security product suppliers, etc. Its board of directors includes relevant personnel from charter member companies Apple, BMW, CARIAD, DENSO, Ford, General Motors, Google, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, NXP, Panasonic, Samsung, Thales and Xiaomi. For more information, visit .

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Liz Chavez
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