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Parkopedia and Irdeto Join Forces to Enable Drivers to Pay for Parking From In-Car Media Systems

Parkopedia, the connected services provider for automotive OEMs, is joining forces with Irdeto, the digital platform cybersecurity firm, to introduce a new multi-contract solution hoping to simplify the EV charging process, making it more accessible and secure for drivers globally.

Leveraging the Parkopedia EV Charging service and Irdeto CrossCharge technologies, the partnership hopes to offer a more seamless ‘Plug and Charge’ experience. The joint solution enables EV drivers to pay for parking and charge their vehicles directly from their in-car media systems, eliminating the need for multiple apps or RFID cards.

Utilising Irdeto’s Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) expertise, this innovation not only bolsters security, but also introduces unprecedented flexibility and compatibility in EV charging. The advanced security solution, based on ISO 15118 standards, safeguards against potential cyber threats, ensuring a secure and reliable charging process.

Duncan Licence, CPO at Parkopedia
Duncan Licence, CPO at Parkopedia

Duncan Licence, CPO at Parkopedia, explained: “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.

“This is possible thanks to Irdeto’s extensive network of partnerships and cybersecurity expertise, expanding our trusted charging infrastructure to enhance accessibility for EV drivers everywhere.”

The new solution also extends the utility of legacy vehicles by making them compatible with multiple contracts, enabling drivers to benefit from the greatest possible access to public chargers and the cheapest available tariffs. This compatibility ensures that older EV models can also benefit from the flexibility and security offered by modern charging infrastructure.

Upgrading the EV charging experience

In addition to these user-centric benefits, the new solution simplifies compliance with ISO 15118 for vehicle manufacturers. This standard, which governs secure communication between EVs and charging stations, requires significant technical adherence, with the service reducing the development burden on manufacturers and providing OEMs with a multi-contract solution for ISO 15118.

It also facilitates compliance with these industry standards, accelerating the adoption of EVs from improved secure and user-friendly charging solutions across the industry.

Niels Haverkorn, SVP and general manager of connected industries at Irdeto, also added: “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 revolutionise the EV charging experience.”

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