One of the questions we get frequently asked by our current and soon-to-be users is: “How can I build an app without having access to a car?”
Until today, the answer to this question was a little complicated. In order to easily build and test your app, you needed access to a real vehicle with active credentials (i.e. an active subscription to the Tesla app, Volkswagen Car-Net app, etc.). If you didn’t have access to a car or its credentials, we exposed a “mock vehicle” that was confusing to many of our developers.
Today, we’re proud to announce that from now on, you can quickly and easily build and run your app, even without access to a real car. This is how it works:
Smartcar is an API that allows mobile and web apps to communicate with cars (think “check odometer” or “unlock doors”) — across vehicle brands, hardware-free.
Smartcar is the easiest way to integrate mobility apps and services with cars.