Continental's Key as a Service (KaaS) is a secure and cloud-based key management solution that offers a seamless user experience for vehicle access, start authorisation and vehicle data collection.
Mobility customers (rental, carsharing, subscription companies, fleets) can build their own user journey by integrating the KaaS APIs and mobile SDKs and provide exceptional user experience, manage fleets without physical keys, increase vehicle utilization, improve customer brand loyalty.
Continental is a market leader in Access systems and Digital Key Management. We develop mature services with expertise to running cloud-managed services 24/7 worldwide.
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The Key as a Service platform can support any use case that requires one to provide temporary on-demand access to a vehicle through a smartphone application, a smart watch or an NFC badge.
Carsharing, vehicle subscriprion, package delivery, fully digital short term rental experience, roadside assistance, on demande vehicle services… make your use case happen!
As a a leading supplier of access control systems and a member of the core team of the Car Connectivity Consortium, we are working closely with the OEMs and contribute to the further development of interoperable standards with digital keys and the creation of a universal standard for the market.
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With Key as a Service, you can keep an eye on the data of your vehicles at all times. Frequence of data collection is configurable from seconds to hours and can be activated according to customer's use cases.
Key as a Service provides location and vehicle's data such as, 12V battery level, ignition status, odometer, fuel level, tire pressure, state of charge, charging status, DTC.
Key as a Service is compatible with fuel, electric and hybrid vehicles.
KaaS is an existing off-the-shelf product. The non intrusive ACCM hardware will easily be plugged into the car witout modifications, hacks or changes to the car's existing architecture. The KeyCore2 backend hosts the KaaS virtual key management service, vehicle data, management of ACCM device and vehicle registration. Customer will integrate KaaS API and Mobile SDK in their solution and will be able securely to create virtual keys and collect vehicle data 24/7 on demand according to their end users and fleet management needs.
The ACCM hardware is a plug and play 4G device suitable for thermal, hybrid and electric vehicles. The device enables the virtual locking, unlocking, starting of a vehicle. In addition,the device provides accurate vehicle data including Level 1, Level 2 and CAN that may be avaialable through the OBD port of the vehicle. The device is also equipped with a GPS chip that can accurately monitor the location of the vehicle. Other components like accelerometer and gyroscope provide added value features like driving behavior. ACCM can be updated over the air thanks to the included SIM card. ACCM is designed to draw the lowest energy as possible thanks to the different modes available (sleep, ready, charging, started, driving). Once a virtual key is available on the smartphone or smart watch of the end user, the access to the vehicle and start authorization is done through bluetooth low energy. No network connection is needed. As alternative, an optional NFC reader may be used for access and start authorization.
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