COMPARISON GUIDE

Evaluating Otonomo competitors?

Smartcar is a developer-friendly alternative to vehicle data marketplaces like Otonomo.

Is Smartcar right for you?

If you’re looking to purchase data sets for mapping, traffic management, parking solutions, or media management then Otonomo may be a good fit for you. This type of vehicle data may help you determine where to place a new retail location, which billboard ads to run, or how to route your fleet more efficiently.

But if you want to integrate apps or services with connected vehicles, then Smartcar is the developer platform for you. With Smartcar, you can easily retrieve data from cars and even trigger actions through our simple and secure API. Mobility businesses of all kinds use our APIs to track vehicle location, verify mileage, share digital car keys, manage EV charging, and much more.

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Why choose Smartcar?

Smartcar is a developer-friendly alternative to Otonomo for integrating apps and services with connected cars.

Vehicle compatibility

Smartcar is compatible with more vehicles and car brands across the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Best developer experience

Our extensive documentation, SDKs, and automations let you easily integrate your app with Smartcar.

World-class support

Get the help and guidance you need over the support channels you prefer.

Compatible with more vehicles

Smartcar is compatible with more than twice as many connected vehicles compared to Otonomo.

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One API for 22 brands

Smartcar’s APIs are compatible with 22 vehicle makes across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Using Smartcar, your app or service can connect to 112 million connected cars with just a single integration.

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Connect to specific vehicles

Smartcar provides mobility businesses with direct access to individual cars while ensuring that vehicle owners are in full control of their data and privacy. Vehicle owners can accept detailed permissions before an app can make API requests to their specific vehicle.

Learn about Smartcar Connect

The best developer platform for mobility services

Smartcar has everthing you need to integrate, launch, and optimize your mobility products and services.

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Integrate faster

Our extensive documentation and SDKs in every major programming language let you easily integrate Smartcar with your tech stack.

See the API docs

Test and validate

Smartcar lets you retrieve mock data from simulated cars so you can validate your integration prior to production. Enterprise customers can even test their integration on Smartcar’s fleet of real vehicles.

Learn about testing

Bundle your API requests

Optimize and scale your mobility service by accessing multiple API endpoints with just a single request.

Learn about Batch Requests

Automate data retrievals

Schedule webhooks to receive recurring updates from authorized vehicles as often as once an hour.

Learn more about Scheduled Webhooks

A better customer experience

Our team of experts is here to help you every step of the way.

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Guidance when you need it

From implementation to launch and beyond, our experienced Customer Success team will ensure you get the most value from the Smartcar platform.

More ways to reach out

We offer multiple support channels so you can get the help you need the way you prefer the most. Our team is ready to answer your questions over email, phone, or even live chat.

Leading brands trust Smartcar

Smartcar powers commercial apps and services for some of the world’s leading mobility businesses.

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“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.”

Michael Reth

Michael Reth

CEO at Axiom Connected