Electric Vehicle

Penta Security Systems unveils AutoCrypt V2G

AutoCrypt V2G provides a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) system for authenticating and authorizing all entities within the e-mobility service infrastructure.

Penta Security Systems, a provider of web, IoT, and data security solutions and services, is paving the way for reliable electric vehicle charging by adding an electric vehicle charging security solution, AutoCrypt V2G, to its suite of security for intelligent transport systems, AutoCrypt.

Created through cooperation on interoperability and conformance with leading industry organizations including OmniAir Consortium and CharIN, AutoCrypt V2G provides a Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) system for authenticating and authorizing all entities within the e-mobility service infrastructure.

This enables the secure deployment of Plug&Charge, which is a method of simplified payments for EV charging via transmission of encrypted data from the vehicle to the charger when plugged in, charging, and processing automated payments.

Utilizing OCPP to secure communication between charging supply and backend billing systems, and designed according to the leading ISO/IEC 15118 standard, AutoCrypt ensures essential security technologies, such as encryption and digital signatures, are used to protect EVs during charging.

It is known that the Open Charge Point Protocol (OCPP) was established to allow interoperability in EV charging infrastructure and streamline payment processes across mobility operators.

Starting with Europe, AutoCrypt V2G is set to enter the EV charging market next year via a partnership with smart grid solution provider GridWiz and its Plug&Charge solution.

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