CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) has signed an agreement with Volvo for the delivery of authentication certificate services, that will provide each car with individual and securely accessed online services from Volvo Cars. The contract also includes related operation and support services.
The use of apps in cars is on the rise. Car owners today can access a variety of digital services from their cars, such as navigation, traffic and maintenance tools and information. Together, CGI and Volvo developed a certificate solution that enables secure online connections in Volvo cars using the same security technology used for Internet-based applications and authentication.
Every Volvo car will be provided with its own certificate (i.e., an electronic id document for authorization when connecting to online services). Each certificate will be installed when the car is manufactured, ensuring reliability and integration with Volvo’s manufacturing systems, market service and cloud environment.
”We are very pleased that Volvo has chosen CGI as its partner, and we are looking forward to our collaboration,” said Pär Fors, senior vice-president, CGI, Sweden. “This is only the beginning of exciting developments in car apps, and there are great opportunities for expanded capabilities and services in the future.”
CGI certificate service ensures smooth and safe access to certificates. It encompasses all certificate-related components, including mobile devices, automatic installations and administrative tools that can be operated from a single source. The service is based on international standards and also offers, as an add-on, comprehensive lifecycle management for certificates stored in smart cards.
Founded in 1976, CGI Group Inc. is the fifth largest independent information technology and business process services firm in the world. Approximately 68,000 professionals serve thousands of global clients from offices and delivery centers across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, leveraging a comprehensive portfolio of services including high-end business and IT consulting, systems integration, application development and maintenance, infrastructure management as well as a wide range of proprietary solutions. With annualized revenue in excess of C$10 billion and an order backlog exceeding C$19 billion, CGI shares are listed on the TSX (GIB.A) and the NYSE (GIB). Website: www.cgi.com
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