build vs. buy
Thinking about building vehicle integrations?
It takes a lot to build apps for connected cars — from sorting and standardizing data across car brands, to getting the right security in place and staying up-to-date with frequent OEM API changes.
Integrating apps with cars
If you’re deciding between building your own integrations or working with experts, this guide can help.
- What it takes to build a vehicle integration
- When is it the right time to build or buy vehicle integrations
- What companies should look for in third-party API vendors
Why build with Smartcar?
Smartcar enables developers to integrate applications and services with connected cars in a seamless and transparent way. We provide a consistent set of API endpoints across the most number of vehicle makes and models. Mobility businesses of all kinds use our APIs to track vehicle location, verify mileage, manage EV charging, share digital car keys, and much more!
Smartcar is compatible with the most vehicles and car brands across the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Best developer experience
Our docs, SDKs, and self-service experience are the easiest way to build mobility apps and services.
Trusted and secure
Get the help and guidance you need from our experts on the support channel you prefer the most.
Leading brands trust Smartcar
Smartcar powers commercial apps and services for some of the world’s leading mobility businesses.
“We searched the globe for the right technology partner and found an industry-leading partner in Smartcar. Smartcar's team consists of innovative thinkers who push their own limits to provide more value for each use case.”
“I was completely awestruck that Smartcar enables insurers to connect to over 161 million vehicles—a number that’s vastly superior to other solutions on the market. This is a huge step forward for the insurance telematics industry.”
“We couldn’t think of an easier way to remotely monitor and manage our customers’ electric vehicles. The Smartcar platform is straightforward, easy to integrate with, and compatible across car brands.”
“Smartcar is making it easier than ever for us to build new and innovative mobility experiences with connected vehicles.”