Otonomo launches easy access to aggregated car data

  • September 23, 2020
  • William Payne

Israeli automotive data services platform Otonomo has launched a self-serve platform and API, designed to provide easier online access to real-time and historical aggregated data on its platform.

Otonomo makes available daily over four billion connected car data points, from millions of cars in over 70 countries. The resulting normalised data, which meets data privacy regulations, enables auto and auto-adjacent service providers to support traffic management, mapping, parking, smart city, EV management, financial services and other solutions.  

The Otonomo Self-Serve Platform offers features such as easy-to-use geofencing, dynamic filtering, configurable APIs and visual data report generation capabilities, enabling developers to tailor the car data to their needs. 

Features include: easy access to data – via API, visual query builder, and  geo-fencing UI; data normalisation, making the data more easily understood and in the same format across all manufacturers; data cleansing and sanity – fixing and eliminating erroneous data to improve the quality of the data and query results; dynamic filtering and aggregation – supporting aggregation and filtering capabilities so data consumers can find the data they want; scalability – as more connected cars hit the road, data platforms need to be able to quickly scale to support processing of billions of data points in real time.

“Connected cars are undeniably one of the biggest things in IoT, literally and figuratively. Cars and their multitude of sensors generate data in volumes comparable to a spacecraft,” said Matan Tessler, vice president of product at Otonomo. “Otonomo’s connected data already supports a wide variety of services. By making our car data easily accessible online, Otonomo is enabling rapid innovation among the growing ecosystem of emerging application areas.”

“Otonomo, once again is disrupting the market,” said Ben Volkow, founder and CEO of Otonomo. “Our new Self-Serve Data Platform eliminates the complexity usually associated with car data. With Otonomo’s self-serve data tools, there is no lengthy legal process, no complicated data extraction tools required and no cost for the first month. Now, in minutes, analysts, developers and project leaders can access and use rich connected car data.”