Otonomo develops data-driven services for Audi

Otonomo develops data-driven services for Audi
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For vehicle OEMs, insurance companies and service providers of all kinds, condition data from cars is the basis for numerous innovative functions and services. Mobility services developer Otonomo will now develop a corresponding data platform for Audi. In return, the vehicle manufacturer will grant access to Audi vehicle data and thus accelerate the development of state-of-the-art mobility solutions.
By Christoph Hammerschmidt


“Otonomo’s mobility intelligence platform unlocks the value of connected vehicle data while maintaining GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliance,” said Thomas Geiger, Project Manager Extended Vehicle Audi AG. Geiger explained that the carmaker regards services for multi-brand solutions through Otonomo’s customers, from start-ups to major corporates in their industries, as a key differentiator. “We believe this will fast track the adoption of vehicle data-driven applications,” Geiger said.

The Otonomo mobility intelligence platform cleanses, harmonizes, and secures vehicle data and makes it accessible through Otonomo’s API and platform. Under the terms of the partnership, Audi will provide Otonomo with data points from connected cars, ranging from odometer readings to crash information, including impact location and severity.

At launch, Audi and Otonomo will start with a couple of dozens of data points, spanning use cases such as:

  • Pay-as-you-drive (PAYD): This data can be used for usage-based insurance and includes data elements such as mileage readings and parking time.
  • First Notification of Loss (FNOL): This use case is of interest to insurance companies and contains information about accident events, the severity of the accident and the location of the impact.
  • Vehicle Status: This includes, among other things, the status of doors or a sliding roof.

With consumers in mind, this data can be used to augment and innovate traditional service offerings, especially when it comes to insurance, vehicle safety and stolen vehicle recovery. Otonomo expressed his conviction that leveraging its vehicle data platform will lower the barrier of entry into the auto-adjacent services market for service providers. Consuming vehicle data is regarded as more efficient and more affordable with one API, one data dictionary across multiple brands, and one streamlined contract.

“Otonomo’s vehicle data platform will make it easy for Audi to simplify access to Audi connected car data and accelerates the time-to-value of data-driven business models,” said Ben Volkow, CEO and Co-Founder of Otonomo.


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