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Daimler and Otonomo partner to ensure data privacy

The neutral automotive data services platform Otonomo has entered into a partnership with Daimler AG. The partnership aims to enable Mercedes-Benz customers to be in control of their data through a mobile app that will provide at-a-glance visibility into what data is being shared and the ability to revoke permissions at any time.

The Otonomo Neutral Server, part of the Otonomo automotive Data Services Platform, addresses key neutral server requirements:

• Clear consent management: The Otonomo Neutral Server ensures that personal automotive data is only shared with third-party service providers with customer permission — that is, permission on a per-service basis. As such, the Neutral Server keeps vehicle manufacturers and service providers in full compliance with privacy regulations like GDPR.

• Security consciousness: It helps vehicle manufacturers keep customers safe by partitioning access to connected car data from critical vehicle functions, eliminating chances of impacting core vehicle capabilities.

• Standardized interoperability: By supporting standard, Web services-based access, the Server enables service providers to develop a single interface to automotive data that works with all vehicle makes and models. In addition, service providers can bring innovative offerings to life much faster because they don’t have to enter into separate contract negotiations with each OEM.

Otonomo’s Neutral Server has been live with Mercedes-Benz data since mid-December, which includes fuel status, electric vehicle battery levels and estimated ranges, vehicle odometer reading, status of vehicle features such as windows or interior lights, and door and trunk lock status. Service providers can access rich processed data such as trips or events.

The neutral server initiative, created by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA), 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.

Source: Press Release

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