Nexus' PKI platform can issue certificate-based vehicle IDs to identify the vehicle over its lifetime. Vehicle IDs can be issued to any vehicles, such as cars, trucks and electric bikes, and typically includes the vehicle identification number (VIN). A vehicle ID can be issued in different formats, most often X509 certificates, but also IEEE 1609.2.
Vehicle IDs can be used for example for the following purposes:
identify the vehicle throughout its lifecycle, for example in repair shops
upgrade software or firmware in the control units of the car
ensure secure communication in telematic applications, such as vehicle tracking and fleet management
securely manage or replace car keys, for example if they are lost or broken