Smartcar’s 2020 roundup

Charlotte Kosche

Sr. Content Writer

As 2020 comes to an end, the Smartcar team is looking back at a year full of product launches, new partnerships, and even the expansion to additional markets. In this roundup, we’d like to share our most important highlights with you.

🌍 4 new markets

Just last week, the Smartcar platform expanded beyond the United States. Businesses with operations in Germany, the UK, Sweden, and Norway can now request early access to build and scale their mobility services with us.

🚘 5 new vehicle brands

We did not only expand to additional markets but also launched compatibility for five new vehicle brands. In addition the 15 brands that were already compatible with our platform, owners of compatible Jaguar, Land Rover, Hyundai, Nissan, and Toyota vehicles can now link their cars to apps and services through Smartcar.

📍 3 new APIs

The Smartcar platform got even stronger this year with increased reliability, faster performance, and three new API endpoints.

  • Our EV start/stop charge API allows you to start or stop charging an electric vehicle remotely with a simple API request.
  • Our engine oil life API lets you check the remaining lifespan of a vehicle’s engine oil.
  • Our scheduled webhooks enable you to receive a collection of data points from a specific car automatically on a recurring schedule.

💎 1 new SDK

We were proud to introduce the official Smartcar Ruby SDK in November. Developers can now choose between five API SDKs (Go, Java, Node.js, Python, and Ruby) and three Smartcar Connect SDKs (Android, iOS, and JavaScript) when integrating Smartcar into their mobile or web app.

💻 A new and improved developer experience

Over the course of 2020, we made numerous improvements to our developer experience. Starting with a redesigned developer dashboard in January, we launched a brand-new doc center shortly thereafter. We concluded the year with a refreshed onboarding experience with a personalized step-by-step checklist that guides you to making your first API request.

Finally, our most exciting update of the year is still to come! Stay tuned for an announcement on the Smartcar blog next week, or subscribe to our newsletter below to get notified by email.

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