March 4, 2021

New at Smartcar: 72 million cars and a global Compatibility API

Robert Simari

Software Engineer II

Smartcar is now compatible with 72 million vehicles in the United States. We also launched two new features in Canada and Europe and added new functionalities to our scheduled webhooks.

🚘 Compatible with 72 million cars in the U.S.

The Smartcar platform is now compatible with 72 million vehicles in the United States. That’s an 89% increase since March of last year, when our platform was compatible with 38 million cars. Today, Smartcar allows mobility businesses to connect to vehicles across 20 makes, and we are constantly working to add more. Which car brands would you like to see next? We’d love to hear your thoughts.

✅ Compatibility API in Europe and Canada (early access)

The Compatibility API allows you to check whether a vehicle is compatible with Smartcar before prompting your user to onboard it using Smartcar Connect. So far, this product was available in the United States only. This month, we’re excited to bring our first version of it to Europe and Canada. Mobility businesses with operations in Germany, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and Canada can now request early access to the Compatibility API.

💡 Other updates

  • New and improved Single Select in Europe and Canada: Our Single Select with VIN feature lets you make sure that a user onboards the right vehicle in Smartcar Connect. Previously, when using Single Select with VIN in Europe and Canada, you needed to provide the car’s make and VIN in order to let the user: 1) skip the “Select your brand” screen, and 2) onboard that specific vehicle. From now on, you will only need to provide the VIN. Providing the make is no longer required.
  • Scheduled webhooks for EV battery capacity: Our scheduled webhooks allow you to retrieve data from specific cars on a recurring schedule. Scheduled webhooks now support our new EV battery capacity API, allowing you to retrieve an electric vehicle’s battery capacity on an hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly basis.

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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