Link Motion, DSA and Irdeto join forces to offer an end-to-end secure connected vehicle solution  

TAMPERE – 11 September 2018 Link Motion, DSA and Irdeto have come together to offer a secure, end-to-end connected vehicle experience, built on Microsoft Azure. Connected car manufacturers are eager for a joint offering that brings together the right security technology, analytics and policy management in one solution. Together, this consortium of industry experts is providing an off-the-shelf, scalable solution that combines feature rich, secure telemetry and access control for connected vehicles.

At upcoming industrial trade fairs, specific use cases will demonstrate major opportunities enabled by the connected vehicle solution. A live demonstration of connected vehicle use cases will be showcased for the first time at IZB in Wolfsburg, Germany, from 16th to 18th of October, at Link Motion’s booth (1205A in Hall 1). A week later, DSA will give a conference presentation on the use cases at the 3rd China International Intelligent Connected Vehicle Forum in Beijing, China, from 25th to 26th of October

“With a complete end-to-end solution for connected vehicles, we are unlocking the value of big data for both automakers and consumers. The solution will ensure our customers benefit from data ownership and state-of-the-art connected vehicle services”, said Jouni Mikkonen, Managing Director at Link Motion. “We are excited to demonstrate the full solution platform at IZB with our Motion T carputer.”

Real-time data monitoring allows OEMs and fleet operators to store and analyze all operation data collected from the vehicles. With the vehicle health status, they will also benefit from predictive maintenance operations and optimized cyber security via over-the-air firmware (FOTA) updates.

“As a long-term market leader in offboard diagnostic and flash programming systems, it is DSA’s aim to also become a technological market leader for Connected Vehicle solutions, especially for Over-the-Air Updates, Coding and Remote Diagnostics”, said Dr. Ansgar Schleicher, Managing Director at DSA. “Our partnership with Link Motion, Microsoft and Irdeto is an ideal platform to leverage these new technologies and exhibit the value-adds of connectivity and digitalization in the next generation of vehicles.”

Furthermore, through the use of Irdeto’s Keystone solution, vehicle owners are able to securely manage policies for their connected car. Combining their mobile phone and digital car key, a user is able to set rules around the usage of the vehicle, including the speed limit of the car, time of use, geolocation, door access (e.g. trunk or glovebox), number of passengers in the vehicle and much more. Keystone also enables OEMs and fleet owners with the ability to securely provision and manage a host of new car sharing/car riding experiences.

“From OEMs to Tier 1 operators to fleet owners, the market is fully aware that they need a robust security strategy to protect their vehicles and business models,” said Niels Haverkorn, General Manager, Connected Transport, Irdeto. “Now, the bigger challenge is how do these organizations implement the right technology and security approach. There is too much confusion in the market about the true capabilities of some security technologies to appropriately address threats targeting the connected transport space. This partnership directly addresses that challenge by bringing together the right technology and security strategies together in one integrated, end-to-end solution.”

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About Microsoft
As a leader in cloud, advanced analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, Microsoft is empowering automotive manufacturers (OEMs), Tier one suppliers and our ecosystem partners in the automotive industry to achieve more through digital transformation. Microsoft is the only technology partner that brings together a globally scalable and secure cloud infrastructure, strong data analytics capabilities, productivity tools, and a partner ecosystem into an agile platform that provides total flexibility and control, allowing partners to build differentiated, brand-specific connected vehicle solutions. Please visit Microsoft at

About Link Motion
Link Motion is a technology company developing secure connected carputers. The company’s flagship carputer, the Motion T, enables a highly intelligent, scalable and secure digital cockpit solution meeting diverse customer needs with optimized cost-efficiency. In addition to advanced graphics, cutting-edge entertainment features and multi-display support, the Motion T supports highly-developed connectivity features on Microsoft’s cloud platform for connected vehicle solutions. Please visit Link Motion at

About DSA
DSA is the leader in the development of innovative and customer-specific communication solutions for vehicle electronics. Whether in vehicle development, production, after-sales or the field of vehicle connectivity—the modular and flexible solutions support processes during the entire vehicle life cycle with a maximum focus on connectivity and digitalization. DSA’s extensive domain knowledge helps provide the most efficient data analysis and visualization tools to improve the reliability and quality of the vehicles. Please visit DSA at

About Irdeto
Irdeto is the world leader in digital platform security, protecting platforms and applications for media & entertainment, gaming, connected transport and IoT connected industries. Our solutions and services enable customers to protect their revenue, create new offerings and fight cybercrime. With nearly 50 years of expertise in security, Irdeto’s software security technology and cyber services protect over 5 billion devices and applications for some of the world’s best-known brands. Our unique heritage as a subsidiary of multinational media group Naspers (JSE: NPN) means that we are a well-established and reliable partner to help build a more secure future. Please visit Irdeto at