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GlobalPlatform Agrees Memorandum of Understanding with Car Connectivity Consortium

Collaboration will define how GlobalPlatform technology can facilitate compliance and authentication within connected car use cases

12 April 2016 - Industry association GlobalPlatform has signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding with the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC). The two bodies will collaborate on a joint white paper, which explains how GlobalPlatform technologies can enable many connected car use cases, in compliance with industry and geographical regulations, including authentication and safe use of in-car content.

The CCC is a non-profit organization of automakers, smartphone vendors and aftermarket car electronics providers who believe there should be one simple way to connect any device to any car. As a result, the organization’s members have created MirrorLink®, a standard technology which enables handsets to be controlled from the dashboard or steering wheel.

Through this collaboration, the bodies will promote the multiple benefits available to car manufacturers when deploying GlobalPlatform’s trusted execution environment (TEE) and secure element (SE) technologies alongside MirrorLink. The forthcoming white paper will explain how TEEs and SEs can securely store permissions that control the mobile content shown on in-vehicle screens, in order to comply with local regulations, which vary considerably by geography.

The paper will also explain how GlobalPlatform technology can be leveraged to authenticate a user’s mobile device to a car, and also to authenticate a car to the internet for functions such as remote diagnostics, in-car services, navigation and car security.

Hank Chavers, Technical Program Manager, GlobalPlatform said, “Ensuring the safety, security, and authenticity of connected cars and the services and applications they offer drivers, is not only paramount to the success of the industry, but is vital to safeguard lives. GlobalPlatform’s secure technology provides the necessary infrastructure to enable car manufacturers to meet all regulatory compliance requirements and deliver the highest security products. GlobalPlatform technology is already in use in cars so we welcome this collaboration with CCC as it will help us to further increase the visibility of the value and flexibility that GlobalPlatform Specifications offer to this important and growing market.”

Alan Ewing, President and Executive Director of the CCC said, “We at CCC look forward to working with GlobalPlatform.  We know their technology means that car manufacturers are able to easily adapt their in-vehicle connectivity systems to comply with local requirements without specifying additional costly hardware changes.”

For further information about GlobalPlatform SE and TEE technologies, please visit https://www/ For further information about CCC and MirrorLink, please visit


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About GlobalPlatform
GlobalPlatform defines and develops specifications to facilitate the secure deployment and management of multiple embedded applications on secure chip technology. Its standardized infrastructure empowers service providers to develop services once and deploy across different markets, devices and channels. GlobalPlatform’s security and privacy parameters enable dynamic combinations of secure and non-secure services from multiple providers on the same device, providing a foundation for market convergence and innovative new cross-sector partnerships.

GlobalPlatform is the international industry standard for trusted end-to-end secure deployment and management solutions. The technology’s widespread global adoption across finance, mobile/telecom, government, premium content, automotive, healthcare, retail and transit sectors delivers cost and time-to-market efficiencies to all. GlobalPlatform supports the long-term interoperability and scalability of application deployment and management through its secure chip technology open compliance program.

As a non-profit, member-driven association, GlobalPlatform has cross-market representation from all continents. 120+ members contribute to technical committees and market-led task forces. For more information on GlobalPlatform membership visit

About the Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC)
The CCC is dedicated to cross-industry collaboration in developing MirrorLink® global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity. The organization’s 100 members represent 70 percent of the world’s auto market, 70 percent of the global smartphone market and a who’s who of aftermarket consumer electronics vendors. For further information, please visit

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