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Why STMicroelectronics and G+D Mobile Security have chosen Java Card technology for their In-Vehicle system-on-chip solution for Secure Car Access

STMicroelectronics has announced a new platform to accelerate the introduction of digital car keys giving consumers keyless access to vehicles via their mobile device.

In addition to strengthening security, digital car keys can deliver greater owner conveniences, including customizable usage privileges while continuing to secure the vehicle. Activities such as car sharing, fleet management, and vehicle rental gain benefits such as easier key issuance, usage controls, and access for valeting and servicing.

Based on the most recent ST Automotive grade Secure Element hardware, the global solution, developed in collaboration with Giesecke+Devrient (G+D), supports the latest Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) Digital Key release 3.0 standard, ensuring the highest security and protection currently available.

Leading automotive brands can now quickly build standards-based, secure car-access solutions that deliver added value for vehicle owners and users,” said Laurent Degauque, Marketing Director, Secure Microcontrollers, STMicroelectronics. “Our solution based on automotive Grade embedded secure element ensures state-of-the-art protection to lead widespread market adoption of digital keys for connected cars.”

“As a long-standing partner in security and connectivity for the automotive sector, G+D contributes a wealth of experience in the field of access control for cars”, says Mario Feuerer, Global Vice President Product Management Connectivity at G+D.“Our G+D Digital Key® application, based on the new ST chip platform, is highly resistant to attacks and features smart and convenient customer access solutions based on NFC, Ultra-Wide-Band and BLE.”

ST’s STSAFE-VJ100-CCC in-vehicle system-on-chip solution is based on CC EAL6+ certified, automotive-grade 2 ST33K-A secure IC, integrating Java Card applications. The SoC stores credentials and other sensitive information, and performs cryptographic operations required to implement CCC Digital Key Release 3 use cases like owner pairing, key sharing, key termination/deletion. This provides a robust foundation for customers to build their digital car-key solutions.

More about ST’s digital car access systems can be found here.

More about G+D’s digital car key solutions can be found here.


Why Infineon have Java Card technology at the heart of their SECORA™ ID solution

Java Card accelerates regional ID Integration – whatever the requirements

SECORA™ ID is a new member of Infineon’s SECORA™ family based on SECORA™ Pay. It supports, in addition to SECORA™ Pay, all the features necessary to serve typical ID use cases. Typical ID applications are standardized to a high extent.

Identification is mostly based on the ICAO 9303, which defines the MRTD (machine readable travel document). This standard, primarily developed for electronic passports (ePP), is also used for National electronic ID (NeID) cards and a variation for the electronic Driving License (eDL). Authentication needed for applications such as NeID or electronic health cards is predominately based on ISO and CEN (European Committee for Standardization) standards, as well as newer standards such as FIDO.

However, every country has its own system and solution based on national requirements and applications. It is these scenarios that demonstrate the benefits from developing with Java Card technology. Java Card based technology provides a high flexibility to support various use cases and interfaces. The open platform allows the user to implement their own applet through the use of sophisticated tools from Infineon. Additionally, the customer can use a ready-to-go solution, comprising of applets for eGovernment applications.

Performance and security are key for governmental applications. SECORA™ ID is secured by a security controller based on high-speed 100MHz CPU technology, equipped with state-of- the-art security features. Both the hardware and SECORA™ ID are certified on highest security levels CC EAL 6+ and EMVCo based on the Java Card protection profile.

Find out more:  https://www.infineon.com/cms/en/product/security-smart-card-solutions/secora-security-solutions/secora-id-security-solutions/


Why IDEMIA are using Java Card technology for their Digital Car Key solution

Smartphones have become the central object of people’s daily lives. Rare are those who forget them, even for short errands. Therefore, it makes sense for smartphone manufacturers and carmakers to work together to gradually replace car keys.

Smartphones will be at the center of the progress towards hands-free car access and ignition. Thanks to their communication abilities, Bluetooth, NFC, integration of UWB (Ultra Wide Band for precise location) technology, and their capability to secure exchanges, smartphones appear to be the easiest and safest solution.

These Digital Car Keys are highly secure. They cannot be duplicated since they are unique to each user and connect wirelessly to the car through integrated sensors. They can also be secured by exchanging authentication certificates over the network. In case of theft or loss, the key function or the smartphone itself can be remotely deactivated.

The application part of the Digital Car Key solution running on the Smart Card (UICC) in the mobile phone has been implemented in Java Card technology, as Java Card is providing the interoperability to easily load this applet onto UICCs from different manufacturers. The UICCs in mobile phones will come from different UICC suppliers and thus Java Card was the platform of choice to avoid the need for developing device specific applets. This way, the car manufacturer can rely on the fact that his applet will run on any mobile device.

Find out more:

Background to Digital Car Keys: https://www.idemia.com/key-unlock-and-start-your-car-bit-backstory-about-car-keys

Digital Car Key solutions: https://www.idemia.com/digital-car-keys