STM’s STSAFE-VJ100 Adds Security and Convenience To Your Vehicle

By Sharad Bhowmick

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To increase the car-user convenience, STMicroelectronics has announced STSAFE-VJ100-CCC, a ready-to-use System-on-Chip (SoC) for Secure Car Access. The SoC combines a ST secure element based on certified ST33K-A secure IC and Java Card platform with G+D Digital Key. The new platform is believed to accelerate the introduction of digital car keys giving consumers keyless access to vehicles via their mobile device. The product supports the latest Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC) Digital Key release 3.0 standard, ensuring high level of security and protection currently available.

“Leading automotive brands can now quickly build standards-based, secure car-access solutions that deliver added value for vehicle owners and users,” said Laurent Degauque, Marketing Director, Secure Microcontrollers, STMicroelectronics. “Our solution based on automotive Grade embedded secure element ensures state-of-the-art protection to lead widespread market adoption of digital keys for connected cars.”

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The STSAFE-VJ100-CCC in-vehicle SoC is based on CC EAL6+, it also contains an automotive-grade 2 ST33K-A secure IC, integrating Java Card applications. The SoC from STM stores sensitive information such as the user credentials and performs cryptographic operations required to implement CCC Digital Key Release 3 use cases like owner pairing, key sharing, and key termination/deletion.

“As a long-standing partner in security and connectivity for the automotive sector, G+D contributes a wealth of experience in the field of access control for cars”, says Mario Feuerer, Global Vice President Product Management Connectivity at G+D. “Our G+D Digital Key® application, based on the new ST chip platform, is highly resistant to attacks and features smart and convenient customer access solutions based on NFC, Ultra-Wide-Band and BLE.”

The addition to improving the security it also provides better convenience by including customizing options. The product is not only useful for consumer vehicles but can also be implemented for activities such as car sharing, fleet management, and vehicle rental gain benefits such as easier key issuance, usage controls, and access for valeting and servicing.

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