August 6, 2021

New at Smartcar: Connect Your Car, Compatibility API v2.0, and updated SDKs

Charlotte Kosche

Sr. Content Writer

This month, we’re excited to announce a brand-new design for Connect Your Car, a new version of the Compatibility API, and updated back-end SDKs.

💻 Launching the new Connect Your Car

Connect Your Car is a resource that informs vehicle owners on how to set up their connected services account. We’re proud to announce that Connect Your Car now has a brand-new design and even more information for vehicle owners. Visitors can learn what connected services are and how they can connect their car to an app using Smartcar. They can also check whether their vehicle is eligible for a connected services account.

🚘 Introducing v2.0 of the Compatibility API

The Compatibility API now features a new response format with more detailed information. Instead of only indicating whether a vehicle is compatible or incompatible with the Smartcar platform, the Compatibility API now also tells developers which of the requested API endpoints the vehicle is capable of.

🐍 Updated back-end SDKs

Our Python, Node.js, Java, Ruby, and Go SDKs now support v2.0 of the Smartcar API. This major release includes usability improvements and additional features. Returned objects like odometer and vehicle info are now more similar to the response documented in our API reference. We have also added SDK methods for scheduled webhooks.

💡 Other updates

  • EV APIs for an additional vehicle model: The Ford Mustang Mach E is now compatible with Smartcar’s start/stop charge API and EV battery capacity API.
  • PIN authorization for multiple vehicles: Volkswagen owners who have multiple vehicles with different PINs under the same connected services account can now authorize their vehicles in Smartcar Connect.
  • Improvements for EV battery capacity API: Smartcar’s battery capacity API endpoint now features improved reliability.

If you have any questions, feedback, or just need help getting started, please don’t hesitate to contact our Customer Success team. To learn more about Smartcar, schedule a free demo today.


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