September 22, 2021

New at Smartcar: More EVs, security compliance, and subscription checks

George Szundi

Director of Marketing

This month, we’re excited to announce new compatibility for popular EV models, expanded compatibility of subscription checks, and SOC 2 Type 2 compliance for the Smartcar platform.

⚡ New EV models in U.S. and Europe

Smartcar is now compatible with the Volkswagen ID.4 in the United States, and the ID.3 and ID.4 models in Europe!

The ID series are some of the most popular battery-electric vehicles on the road today. Using our API, you can retrieve the state of charge (SoC), see the remaining range, know when the battery is charging, and even start or stop charging these EVs remotely.

Depending on their region, users can now select the ID.3 or ID.4 from the list of compatible models in Smartcar Connect.


🚘 Expanded subscription checks

Smartcar Connect now checks the subscription status for all BMW vehicles that are compatible with the Smartcar platform.

Subscription checks ensure that Smartcar-compatible vehicles have an active connected services account. If an account is inactive or expired, Smartcar Connect will automatically direct your users to the appropriate connected services website to reactivate their subscription. It's one of the many ways that our platform helps mobility developers deliver a seamless experience for their users.

See our API reference and Documentation Guide to learn more.


🔒 SOC 2 Type 2 compliance

Earlier this year, we embarked on a process to formalize our approach to data security, and we're thrilled to share that Smartcar recently completed the SOC 2 Type 2 examination with flying colors!

Our SOC 2 Type 2 report is another important milestone in our  commitment to data security. We're proud to offer enterprise-grade security, privacy, and compliance so every organization can build the future of mobility with confidence. Check out our full announcement to learn more.

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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