Secure Car Key
– Valeo (Euonext: FR), one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers, has
partnered with Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital
security, to ensure the security of its virtual car key system called Valeo
InBlue(R). With Valeo InBlue(R), drivers can use their smartphone or connected
watch to lock, unlock and start their car, control applications and remotely access
useful vehicle data using Bluetooth(R).
This innovation is based on an on-board
equipment, connected to a Smartphone Development Kit (SDK) hosting a secured
virtual car key provided by the Valeo cloud-based platform.
Valeo InBlue(R) leverages the Gemalto Allynis
Trusted Services Hub (TSH) solution providing secure Over-The-Air (OTA)
deployment and lifecycle management of applications and sensitive credentials
for vehicles. Thanks to Gemalto security solutions, virtual car keys are
securely sent to smartphones and stored with a high level of security that is
comparable with current mobile payment solutions being deployed with banks
around the world.
Valeo InBlue(R) is compatible with Android or
iOS based smartphones on any mobile network. This easy to implement solution
makes the technology deployable on any market.
“In 2015, 1.4 billion smartphones were sold
worldwide and the number of smartwatches is expected to reach 50 million this
year, opening the door to a world of possibilities to leverage devices with
smart car applications,” said Marc Vrecko, President of Valeo’s Comfort
and Driving Assistance Business Group. “Gemalto is a pioneer of secure
connected car technology and its proven Trusted Service Hub has helped us
deliver next generation services with enhanced security for drivers and car
With Valeo InBlue(R), authorized users can
remotely register new connected devices for use with a vehicle and receive
vehicle information such as car location and fuel level, enabling easy secured
car sharing and simplified rentals.
“People love their cars as much as their
connected devices. The convergence of the two is transforming the automotive
sector enhancing performance, safety and driver comfort, and is a stepping
stone to new upcoming mobility services starting by easier car rental &
sharing,” said Frederic Vasnier, Executive Vice-President Embedded
Software and Products, Gemalto. “Valeo InBlue(R) technology defends
against key fob hacking thus improving security and convenience for drivers. It
is revolutionizing car sharing and car rental, establishing an entirely new
marketplace that Frost & Sullivan says will be used by 26 million people by