The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) — of which Apple is a member — says it’s brought together major automakers and device makers to help advance CCC Digital Key “in delivering a secure, effortless, and universal standard for vehicle access.”
CCC Digital Key is a standardized ecosystem that enables mobile devices to store, authenticate, and share Digital Keys for vehicles in a seamless, secure and privacy-preserving way. Apple makes Apple CarKey, which allows you to add your car key to the Apple Wallet on your iPhone or Apple Watch.
“A universal digital standard, like CCC Digital Key, is imperative if the market hopes to fully deliver on what both automakers and consumers expect to see from connected technologies,” says Alysia Johnson, president of the Car Connectivity Consortium.”
The CCC is a cross-industry organization advancing technologies for smartphone-to-car connectivity solutions. The organization represents a large portion of the global automotive and smartphone industries with more than 200 member companies.
The CCC member companies include smartphone and vehicle manufacturers, automotive tier-1 suppliers, silicon/chip vendors, security product suppliers, and more. Its Board of Directors includes individuals from charter member companies Apple, BMW, DENSO, Ford, General Motors, Google, Honda, Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, NXP, Panasonic, Samsung, Thales, Volkswagen, and Xiaomi.