This week’s CES show in Las Vegas will see G+D Mobile Security and M2MD demo the Communications Gateway and the new Mobile Key solution that authenticates vehicle drivers and enables vehicle functions, such as unlock and start, from a smartphone application.
The M2MD Communications Gateway, launched in January 2017, is part of a collaboration between the two companies, allows automakers to quickly connect to the vehicle over cellular networks, execute remote commands more rapidly, and reduce vehicle data costs and power consumption.
The demand for flexible, secure mobile access to our cars is expanding thanks to shifting consumer preferences, increasing interest in car sharing and developing autonomous vehicle technologies. The Mobile Key application is convenient to set-up and use with an intuitive enrolment process and no username/password authentication requirement.
Mobile Key’s security is based on symmetric cryptography, certified hardware key storage and supports an additional layer of protection where the app can be provisioned and monitored with G+D’s Trusted Application Kit to ensure its integrity. The Mobile Key smartphone app is available for iOS and Android operating systems, works online and offline, and does not require changes to vehicle hardware. The solution incorporates proximity detection to confirm the connected smartphone is inside the vehicle to mitigate access via relay devices.
“M2MD brings decades of telematics experience and technology development to our solutions,” said Chuck Link, President and CTO, M2MD Technologies. “G+D Mobile Security’s industry leading hardware security offerings in the automotive industry make G+D Mobile Security the natural alliance partner for us to bring the most secure and efficient solutions to the connected automotive market.”
“As a global leader in secure connectivity, G+D Mobile Security is pleased to be furthering our relationship with M2MD to bring the highest levels of security to mobile automotive telematics applications,” added Alois Kliner, Division Head of Cyber Security Solutions at G+D Mobile Security. “The ability to securely access our cars from our smartphones is a game-changer for the automotive OEMs and their customers. We believe this solution successfully addresses a number of issues which have not been addressed by other approaches.”