Offering a new and convenient way for car access
To provide more convenient and flexible ways to access vehicles, carmakers are offering digital car keys—dematerializing physical car keys into smartphones.
Digital key solutions enable car access and engine start with a mobile device. Also called “phone-as-a-key” solutions, they allow car owners to easily share digital keys, and to restrict car usage if needed. These solutions address the constantly growing Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) market by simplifying the process of vehicle’s pick-up and drop-off for car sharing and car rental services.
IDEMIA’s cloud-based digital car key solutions, powered by AWS, allow carmakers to manage digital key generation and distribution workflows with secure storage of keys on iOS or Android smartphones. The solutions can use NFC on the smartphone-to-vehicle interface or enable hands-free vehicle access using Bluetooth (BLE).
Digital car keys allow car owners to access their vehicle using their smartphone and share digital keys with customized restrictions.
A digital car key can be associated with a driver’s profile to activate customized settings before getting into the car (seat and mirror positions, radio, etc.).
Car rental and car sharing companies can remotely manage access to their fleet of cars to provide a simplified experience for customers.