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Kudelski IoT and Idneo Enable Secure and Simple Accessibility Solutions to Electric Vehicles and Mobility-As-A-Service Clients

Kudelski IoT, a division of the Kudelski Group (SIX: KUD.S), the world
leader in digital security and IoT solutions, and Idneo Technologies, a
leading engineering service company with deep technological know-how in
automotive, industrial, medical, consumer and IoT products, announced the
expansion of their partnership to include connectivity solutions for EV
manufacturers and mobility-as-a-service providers. The solution is available
today and is currently being deployed at several American EV provider

As physical keys and cards are increasingly being replaced by digital
options, smartphones are emerging as the dominant platform to enable that.
Kudelski IoT and Idneo’s solution allows people to use their smartphones to
automatically and securely provide touchless access to valuable assets like
vehicles. The solution allows control of who has vehicle access, and exactly
when and for how long that access is granted. If authorized, a user can
easily share temporary access to the vehicle with another party, like a
restaurant valet or a family member, using the associated app. Not only does
this lead to increased convenience and security, but it also empowers
mobility companies to introduce exciting new business models that have the
potential to change the way people use urban transportation.

The solution leverages the Kudelski IoT keySTREAM security stack to enable
trusted access commands and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) multi-point proximity
detection, which is a common technology available in most smart devices
today. NFC cards and web portal-based access options are also available. The
Kudelski IoT solution is integrated seamlessly with Idneo’s technologies to
control access to functions like door locks and ignition. Together, these
two state-of-the-art technology sets push forward the development and
transformation of the automotive sector to make mobility safer and more

“Safety has always been the hallmark of the automotive industry, but
consumers increasingly expect convenience and ease of use as well,” said
Alberto Robles, Mobility Business Unit Director, Idneo. “By integrating
Kudelski IoT keySTREAM technology directly with our hardware, we guarantee
that both original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and consumers alike will
benefit not only from safety and convenience, but also from the robust
cybersecurity protections Kudelski is known for.”

The joint solution enables vehicle OEMs to easily integrate access and
connectivity functions into their vehicles with robust security based on a
unique root of trust. This enables a wide variety of different use cases,
from smartphone-based access for vehicle owners, to innovative on-demand
access business models for corporations. Kudelski IoT designed the security
for its secure solution based on more than three decades of experience
protecting and monetizing high-value digital and physical assets like pay
media, paid parking, ski lifts, stadiums and corporate IT networks. More
than 11,000 companies worldwide trust Kudelski Group to protect and enable
their businesses.

“So many aspects of vehicles are becoming digital, and it was only a matter
of time before keys would follow as well,” said Patrick Hauert, VP Products
at Kudelski IoT. “By embedding secure foundations into the vehicle and
overlaying a rich set of access rules and entitlements, we enable both
manufacturers and mobility-as-a-service providers to develop and deploy
exciting new business models that will transform the way people move through
society. Our security expertise combined with Idneo’s engineering excellence
will make an interconnected life available to millions of consumers around
the globe.”

The Idneo/Kudelski IoT solution is available to automotive manufacturers
today and can be deployed in other environments (smart buildings, smart
cities, etc.) as well.

About Kudelski IOT

Kudelski IoT is the Internet of Things division of Kudelski Group and
provides end-to-end IoT solutions, IoT product design, and full-lifecycle
services to IoT device manufacturers, ecosystem creators and end-user
companies. These solutions and services leverage the group’s 30+ years of
innovation in digital business model creation; hardware, software and
ecosystem design and testing; state-of-the-art security lifecycle management
technologies and services and managed operation of complex systems. For more
information about Kudelski IOT, please visit

About Idneo

We support our customers to transform their businesses through the
integration of customized and innovative technological solutions. Idneo
Technologies is a one-stop technology service company specialized in the
design, development, certification and manufacturing of technological
added-value products or services. Our highly qualified and customer-oriented
team of more than 450 professionals has a wide expertise in our targeted
markets, which has allowed us to consolidate as a reference engineering and
manufacturing partner in the mobility, medtech and industrial.

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