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.

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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…

The Car Connectivity Consortium Publishes Car Data Ecosystem Position Paper

BEAVERTON, Ore. – August 7, 2017 – (BUSINESS WIRE) - The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization focused on enabling seamless mobile device-to-vehicle connectivity, today announced a Car Data Ecosystem…

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Digital Key

Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) is developing an open standard for use of smart devices as digital keys for automotive. The solution will be car and smart device agnostic. It will enable consumers to conveniently lock/unlock the vehicle and start the engine along with other interesting features. The solution will also enable provisioning and sharing of keys with properties associated with them. The Digital Key specification will be built on existing standard technologies such as Global Platform, GSMA, Bluetooth, and NFC. CCC is also collaborating with other standardization organizations to create a lean and efficient solution. The first phase of Digital Key specification is targeted for completion by the end of Q1 of 2018.

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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.