Connected car solutions

We unlock always-on car connectivity with eSIM and new ways to access vehicles with digital car keys and NFC cards.

The number of connected cars on the road is significantly growing—200 million are expected by 2025—and eSIM is the preferred technology of automotive industry players to provide future-proof and flexible car connectivity. Relying on IDEMIA’s proven experience in eSIM with mobile operators, carmakers and tier-one suppliers can unlock the full potential of connected cars and strengthen relationships with car users.

IDEMIA also provides carmakers with two innovative smart car access solutions that perfectly complement one another for an enhanced user experience.

eSIMs for vehicle telematics: optimized logistics and car connectivity costs

The DAKOTA Auto M2M by IDEMIA enables over-the-air updates of connected car subscription plans and simplifies carmakers’ logistics by using a single eSIM component worldwide. Carmakers can also leverage this technology to optimize costs related to vehicle telematics according to regions and easily swap fleets to the best connectivity partner. Thanks to this connectivity, carmakers can enable mandatory emergency call services, gain insightful data to improve vehicle maintenance, and securely perform software upgrades.

eSIM for in-car infotainment: a personalized in-car experience to drivers and passengers

IDEMIA’s DAKOTA Auto Consumer enables connected car drivers to select the network provider and car connectivity plan of their choice for onboard Wi-Fi and digital services. This unrivaled flexibility allows them and their passengers to enjoy a fully customized in-car infotainment service.

Connectivity Manager: managing a fleet of connected cars efficiently

The IDEMIA Connectivity Manager is a cloud-based platform that allows carmakers to remotely manage the connectivity subscriptions of their connected cars. It also enables carmakers to automate processes and manage over-the-air campaigns to ease their worldwide fleet management.

Digital car key solutions: unlocking the connected car experience with smartphones

Thanks to advances in technology, automotive industry players are progressively replacing traditional key fobs with more convenient, flexible, and cost-effective car access and engine start solutions. As part of its comprehensive offer range for the connected cars, IDEMIA provides digital car keys that are compatible with NFC, Bluetooth (BLE) and UWB technologies. Digital car key solutions unlock new uses such as remotely sharing a key with others and allowing multiple user profiles for a shared vehicle. This smart car access solution supports both privately owned vehicle use cases and the growing Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) market. Digital car keys cannot be duplicated and are unique —making them highly secure.

NFC Key Cards: convenient backup solutions to digital car keys

Smartphones can run out of battery, be lost, or get stolen. With an NFC card, drivers still have a way to access and start their car in these cases. IDEMIA NFC Key Cards are the same size as a credit card and are a great branding item for carmakers with endless design possibilities.

These smart car access solutions can be associated with specific user profiles to provide a more personalized service to drivers and fully unlock the potential of the connected car.

The car key of the future is already in your pocket
The car key of the future is already in your pocket

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