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

About CCC

The Car Connectivity Consortium® (CCC) is an organization driving global technologies for smartphone-centric car connectivity solutions. The organization has developed MirrorLink®, an open standard for car-smartphone connectivity, in collaboration with cross-industry stakeholders including Car OEM, Tier-I suppliers, Phone Manufacturers, and App Developers, etc. CCC has also expanded its portfolio of technologies to include two very exciting projects: “Digital Key,” where smartphones are used to gain access to the car, and “Car Data,” which builds ecosystems for services such as usage-based insurance, diagnostic, driver health/behavior monitoring, ride hailing and sharing etc. CCC members include a majority of the world’s auto and smartphone manufacturers, along with a who’s who of aftermarket consumer electronics vendors.

CCC In The News

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…

Cardtek to Host In-Vehicle Payments Event at BayPay Forum

May 16, 2017 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cardtek, a leading international payment technologies provider, today announced that it has assembled a…

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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.