Xpeng Motors announced that the Xpeng P7, the intelligent electric coupe set for launch in the spring of 2020, will be the first to implement Internet Finance Authentication Alliance (IFAA) standards-compliant authentication digital car key technology. The P7 will also be the first to implement Alibaba’s In-Car Mini APP platform, leading the entry of the Alibaba-powered platform into the automotive space.

Xpeng Motors has worked with AliOS to implement the Alibaba In-Car Mini APP into the Xpeng P7, opening the door of a vast in-car service ecosystem tailored for smart vehicles. The partnership between Xpeng Motors and Alibaba marks another breakthrough in upgrading in-car experience.

The In-Car Mini APP will initially focus on driver-centric functions related to location, navigation, traffic status, travel assistant or driver condition monitoring and will gradually expand to a host of other mobility, lifestyle and infotainment functions.

It integrates the most advanced AI-powered vision and voice interaction, and user behavior-monitoring technology, to select and promote services that fit for each driver’s preferences. It will be open to third party developers to launch more value-added services tailored for driver’s needs and the in-car environment.

The strength of the Alibaba In-Car Mini APP platform, with its powerful location and navigation capability, and strong user-case tailored services and best-in-class security features, makes it the most logical fit for smart vehicles.

China’s Internet Finance Authentication Alliance (IFAA) releases new virtual car key standards

China’s IFAA, the 200-member technology industry alliance responsible for setting and implementing Internet authentication security standards, today released the new set of standards and technical specifications for digital vehicle keys.

Xpeng Motors, nominated as Co-Chair of IFAA’s Technical Standard Focus Group in July, has worked with Ant Financial and two other member companies to draft the new standards which set the framework, procedures and benchmarks for implementing and updating digital car key security measures that are critical for smart connected vehicles.

The Xpeng P7 will be the first mass-production model to implement IFAA standards-compliant authentication digital car key technology.

Xpeng’s virtual car key solution implemented in the P7 uses the IFAA-standard authentication technology to securely deliver a host of advanced features hitherto unattainable in the auto sector, including:

  • Secure facial and fingerprint unlocking of vehicles based on individual biometrics
  • Remote starting, auto-parking and summoning of vehicles
  • Secure sharing of virtual keys to family members via Bluetooth