"Otonomo has long focused on building an ecosystem around car data that’s open and inclusive."
"Otonomo has long focused on building an ecosystem around car data that’s open and inclusive."
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Data Ecosystem Cooperation to increase the use of vehicle data

Editor: Nicole Kareta

Otonomo, an automotive data services platform, collaborates with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) to get de-identified, aggregated data from FCA connected vehicles in Europe.

The aim of the cooperation between Otonomo and FCA is to deliver new use cases such as advanced mapping, advanced traffic management and planning, and smart city applications to support the decrease of congestion and pollution in urban environments driven by Otonomo’s de- identified data. The collaboration has begun with data from selected models located across the European Union and is expected to expand as new makes and models embed connected technologies.

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The Otonomo Automotive Data Services Platform ingests automotive data from multiple OEMs, then secures, reshapes, and enriches such data in a de-identified form to meet GDPR provisions, as well as other global privacy requirements, so application and service providers can use it to develop a host of new and innovative offerings. Service providers will have access to crowd data from FCA vehicles including GPS coordinates, acceleration events, vehicle speeds, light status, and engine health indicators through Otonomo’s platform, along with data from other automotive manufacturers.

A key function performed by the Otonomo Platform is to offer to OEMs data de-identification and aggregation solutions with different levels of support. The Otonomo Blurring Engine employs a sophisticated combination of blurring techniques that may change depending on the intended use of car data. This increases the value of the data while protecting car owners’ privacy.

“Otonomo has long focused on building an ecosystem around car data that’s open and inclusive,” said Ben Volkow, Chief Executive Office and Founder of Otonomo. “Our agreeement with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles represents a big step forward and will create new value for all participants: service providers, individual drivers, municipalities, and society.”