November 4, 2021

New at Smartcar: API 2.0 is official, new vehicle compatibility, and more

Connick Shields


Our latest updates include the official launch of Smartcar API 2.0, new compatibility with a premium vehicle brand, the return of an iconic SUV, and more!


🎉 Smartcar API 2.0 widely available

We’re excited to announce that version 2.0 of our API is now widely available!

With version 2.0, Smartcar customers can benefit from improved error handling, better compatibility information, expanded webhook verification, and more.  We encourage everyone to upgrade at their convenience and take advantage of all the new Smartcar API features.

What's new? For starters, we simplified the error codes and made error messages more descriptive so developers can debug even faster. We also enhanced our compatibility API to help you verify if Smartcar is compatible with a vehicle and determine which features are available.

Learn more about our API enhancements, and check out the v2.0 changelog for details on how to upgrade from v1.0 to v2.0.

🚘 New compatibility with a premium brand

The Smartcar platform is now compatible with Acura vehicles in the United States and Canada.

Acura offers premium sedans and SUVs, and Smartcar is compatible with popular models like the ILX, RDX, and MDX — plus the exhilarating high-performance NSX supercar!

Using our APIs, developers can pinpoint a vehicle’s location, retrieve mileage, lock/unlock cars remotely, and more. See our vehicle compatibility page for a full breakdown of models and capabilities.

Ready to get started? Contact us to request early access.

🚙 Connect with an iconic SUV

The Ford Bronco is back, and Smartcar is now compatible with this renowned sport utility vehicle!

The all-new Bronco offers rugged performance for drivers seeking outdoor fun and adventure. Using Smartcar, your application can connect to 2021 and newer Bronco models in the United States and Canada. Eight different Smartcar API endpoints, from the vehicle location to engine oil life, are now compatible with the Ford Bronco.

North American users can now select the Bronco from the list of compatible brands in Smartcar Connect.


💡 Other updates

  • Expanded MFA support - Tesla users with different MFA devices? No problem! The Smartcar platform now supports Tesla owners that have more than one multi-factor authentication device.
  • Improved performance - Good news! We’ve reduced the latency of Ford compatibility requests for an even better user experience, plus quicker batch jobs for fleets.

As always, if you have any questions, feedback, or need help getting started, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Customer Success team.

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