An organization driving global technologies for smartphone-centric car connectivity solutions.

About CCC

The Car Connectivity Consortium® (CCC) is a cross-industry organization advancing global technologies for smartphone-to-car connectivity solutions. CCC is developing Digital Key, an exciting new open standard to allow smart devices, like smartphones to act as a vehicle key. Digital Key will let drivers lock and unlock their cars, and even let them start the engine and share access to friends or valets, using their phones. Another project, Car Data, will create an ecosystem to link the ever-expanding set of vehicle data to authorized data usage, such as pay-how-you-drive insurance, road monitoring, and fleet management. CCC previously developed and launched MirrorLink®, an open standard for connecting apps between the smartphone and the car. MirrorLink® is currently used in millions of cars and smartphones. CCC includes a large number of stakeholders, including Car OEMs, Tier-I suppliers, Phone Manufacturers, and App Developers.

CCC In The News

Car Connectivity Consortium Launches Its Digital Key Release 2.0 Specification

Beaverton, OR, – May 04, 2020 – (Business Wire) The Car Connectivity Consortium® (CCC) today announced that its Digital Key Release 2.0 specification is finalized…

Car Connectivity Consortium Unveils New Features for Digital Key Specification

BEAVERTON, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) today announced that its Digital Key Release 2.0 specification, which leverages Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to enable…

Car Connectivity Consortium Announces Publication of the Digital Key Release 1.0 Specification, Delivering to the Industry a Standardized Smartphone as a Car Key Solution

Beaverton, OR, – June 20, 2018 – The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization focused on enabling seamless mobile device-to-vehicle connectivity, today announced the publication…

Car Connectivity Consortium Achieves Milestone in Delivering Smart Phone as a Car Key Solution

BARCELONA, Mobile World Congress, – February 22, 2018 – The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization focused on enabling seamless mobile device-to-vehicle connectivity, today announced…

ETSI Adopts Car Connectivity Consortium’s MirrorLink Technical Specification

Beaverton, OR – October 18, 2017 - (Business Wire): The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) and ETSI today announced the publication of the MirrorLink® Specification, as ETSI…

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Digital Key - The Future of Vehicle Access

The Car Connectivity Consortium® (CCC) Digital Key is a standardized ecosystem that enables mobile devices to store, authenticate, and share Digital Keys for vehicles in a secure, privacy-preserving way that works everywhere, even when the smartphone’s battery is low. Digital Key allows consumers to easily and confidently use their mobile devices to access vehicles. Along with robust capability and convenience, it offers enhanced security and privacy protections. Digital Key aims to complement traditional methods, while being robust enough to fully replace them. Digital Key Release 2.0 specification is recently published and CCC is now working on Release 3.0.

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Car Data

The Car Data project is intended to connect consumers to service providers to offer them tailored vehicular services enhanced by vehicle data. The target use cases include usage-based insurance, real-time road condition monitoring, integrated vehicle maintenance, car ride share or hailing services, and more. The Car Data solution will be car, smart device, and service agnostic. The solution will facilitate the exchange of vehicle data and will give control over the data to involved stakeholders. CCC is intended to define an authentication and authorization service platform that will enable data provider to offer car data through any market place, while preventing uncontrolled dissemination and use, without explicit consent. The Car Data project is currently in the requirements and use case phase.