The automotive data services platform will make the data available for new use cases that reduce urban congestion as well as improve the driving experience.
The automotive data services platform Otonomo is expanding its capabilities to make additional crowd data available for smart cities and real-time traffic information.
In addition to supporting personal services for BMW and Mini connected vehicles across the globe, Otonomo will also make crowd data available for new use cases that reduce city congestion and improve the driving experience.
Crowd data is now available from connected BMW and Mini vehicles located in more than 44 countries, along with data from other automotive manufacturers.
The Otonomo Automotive Data Services platform aims to increase the value of this data by reshaping it and enriching it so application and service providers can more quickly utilise it in their applications.
Use cases supported by this initiative include:
“Otonomo has long focused on building an ecosystem around car data that is open to many parties and inclusive for many use cases,” said Ben Volkow, chief executive office and founder of Otonomo. “We’re excited to be able to expand this ecosystem with crowd data from BMW and Mini vehicles.”
European consumers have a solid interest in new apps, services, and crowdsourced insights based on connected car data, but that the ecosystem is still very much in a building phase.
BMW Group road sign data, traffic data, ultrasonic sensor data, and hazard data are now available to service providers who are registered on the Otonomo platform.
The Otonomo Automotive Data Services platform helps to power an ecosystem of OEMs, fleets and service providers. It claims to securely take in more than two billion data points per day from over 20 million global connected vehicles.
Earlier this year Otonomo undertook a consumer study on car data and privacy. It revealed that European consumers have a solid interest in new apps, services, and crowdsourced insights based on connected car data, but that the ecosystem is still very much in a building phase.
It also revealed relatively low awareness among drivers about their car data collection and how GDPR protections applies to it.
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