Automotive Industry: Digital Car Keys

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Automotive Industry: Digital Car Keys

The automotive industry is undergoing one of the biggest changes in its history. One of the key drivers of this transformation is the connected car – which also comes with big challenges. To tackle them, Gieseke + Devrient (G+D) has developed Sm@rtSIM CX Luna1.3M which is billed as the next generation industrial and automotive grade product suite.

G+D’s new products allow automotive manufacturers to provide highly secure and high-performance mobile connections via eSIM technology. They support 5G standalone networks and cover all eSIM consumer and M2M use cases. A special DSDA (Dual SIM Dual Active) add-on is available to automotive manufacturers.

This allows to equip vehicles with two eSIM modules: One for using the drivers personal subscription for infotainment services and one for the services provided by the carmaker. The DSDA add-on includes the management of both chips remotely via one central G+D’s AirOn eSIM management platform, thereby simplifying their logistical processes.
For example, manufacturers have the option to upload the correct network profiles “over the air” after the cars have been delivered to their target regions. Additionally, manufacturers can comply with local legal requirements more easily.
In addition to eSIM applications, Sm@rtSIM CX Luna1.3M can also be used for digital car key solutions. In this case the new series acts as a embedded secure element eSE – a special chip for storing encryption keys for secure communication between the vehicle, mobile devices and a dedicated backend. The chip thus enables user-friendly solutions for unlocking and starting a vehicle and protects the communication of the vehicle against attacks by hackers.

Author: Tim Cole
Image Credit: Gieseke + Devrient (G+D)

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