Parkopedia and Irdeto Collaborate to Revolutionize EV Charging

Parkopedia, a leading provider of connected services for automotive OEMs, has partnered with Irdeto, a digital platform cybersecurity firm, to streamline and secure the EV charging process globally, as stated in The Fintech Times. This collaboration introduces a new multi-contract solution designed to enhance the ‘Plug and Charge’ experience for drivers.

Utilizing Parkopedia’s EV Charging service and Irdeto’s CrossCharge technologies, the partnership enables EV drivers to pay for parking and charge their vehicles directly from their in-car media systems. This innovation eliminates the need for multiple apps or RFID cards, making the process more convenient and user-friendly.

Duncan Licence, CPO at Parkopedia, expressed pride in the collaboration, stating, «We are proud to work with Irdeto to be able to offer the first true multi-contract Plug and Charge setup to the industry, providing EV drivers with the greatest possible access to EMSPs and lowest-cost tariffs.»

The solution leverages Irdeto’s Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) expertise, enhancing security and compatibility in EV charging. The advanced security solution, based on ISO 15118 standards, protects against potential cyber threats, ensuring a secure and reliable charging process. Additionally, it extends the utility of legacy vehicles by making them compatible with multiple contracts, allowing older EV models to benefit from modern charging infrastructure.

Niels Haverkorn, SVP and general manager of connected industries at Irdeto, highlighted the significance of the partnership: «The partnership with Parkopedia marks a significant milestone in our mission to drive security and simplicity in the digital world. Leveraging Irdeto’s expertise in cybersecurity and our commitment to innovation, we are poised to revolutionize the EV charging experience.»

The new solution also simplifies compliance with ISO 15118 for vehicle manufacturers, reducing the development burden and accelerating the adoption of EVs through improved, secure, and user-friendly charging solutions.

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