Hyundai and Volkswagen Partner with Trustonic to Enable Digital Key Solution

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By James Hodgson | 2Q 2019 | IN-5472


Digital Keys for Access, Ignition, and Sharing


Hyundai has become the latest Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) to add a digital key feature to a flagship model, following an earlier announcement from Volkswagen. The system, which will first be made available in the 2020 Sonata model, is enabled by a combination of Near-Field Communication (NFC) readers in the vehicle’s door handle and an application running on the user’s smartphone. This application is secured by Trustonic Application Protection (TAP), a cybersecurity approach that isolates sensitive processes, data, and interactions within the Trusted Execution Environment (TEE) of the smartphone.

In the short term, digital keys will play an important role within the key personalization trend in connected infotainment. In the longer term, digital keys will prove a critical enabler of smart mobility platforms, allowing consumers to access vehicles that they do not own through temporary and instantly provisionable keys delivered Over-the-Air (OTA) to the ubiquitous smartphone.

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