The platform ensures that data is only shared with third party service providers with customer permission
Otonomo, which claims to have created the first neutral automotive data services platform, is partnering with Daimler to provide Mercedes-Benz connected car customers with services such as electric vehicle (EV) charging, on demand fuelling and pay-as-you-drive insurance while adhering to international data privacy regulations such as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The Otonomo Neutral Server is available to partners on the Otonomo Automotive Data Services platform. The companies believe the initiative will jumpstart a new industry for connected apps and services.
The move aligns with the demands of the neutral server initiative, created by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) and which is a joint effort to implement solutions that make automotive data available to interested third-party service providers in a safe and secure manner, without requiring those third parties to each individually sign a contract with a vehicle manufacturer.
This initiative received critical support from the EU, automotive OEMs and other key players in the automotive industry, including insurance companies and energy providers.
Otonomo and Daimler allow customers to be in control of their data through a mobile app that provides at-a-glance visibility into what data is being shared and the ability to revoke permissions at any time. On the back-end, the platform ensures compliance with international privacy regulations.
The Otonomo Consent Management Hub simplifies integration and delivers high scalability for automotive OEMs and all service providers in the network.
“Together with Daimler, our solution is bringing the neutral server concept to life”
The Otonomo Neutral Server, part of the Otonomo automotive Data Services latform, addresses key neutral server requirements:
“Mercedes-Benz and Otonomo share the same vision and values when it comes to delighting customers while protecting their data,” said Ben Volkow, chief executive officer at Otonomo. “Together with Daimler, our solution is bringing the neutral server concept to life.”
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