January 2021: New status page, localized Smartcar Connect flow, and a new car brand in Europe

Charlotte Kosche

Sr. Content Writer

📢 Smartcar status page

Our brand-new status page is live! Head to status.smartcar.com to check on the current status of all our services. You can also subscribe to updates and receive email, Slack, or RSS notifications whenever we create, update, or resolve any incidents.

🌍 Smartcar Connect in French and Japanese

We’re excited to launch our vehicle owner onboarding flow, Smartcar Connect, in two new languages. Vehicle owners that speak French or Japanese can now connect their cars to your app in their own language.

🚘 New car brand in Europe

The Smartcar platform is now compatible with Ford vehicles in Germany, the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Norway. Car owners with compatible Ford models can now use Smartcar Connect and link their car to your app or service.

#️⃣ New and improved test mode

Smartcar’s test mode allows you to test your app by making API requests to a simulated vehicle. In our new and improved version of test mode, you can now use specific VINs and select the permissions that your simulated vehicle should be capable of. This is especially useful if your app includes VIN validation or other VIN-related functionalities.

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