comparison guide

Don’t settle for alternatives

Unlike competitors, Smartcar is a developer-friendly API platform for connected cars.

The platform of choice

Smartcar is the leading developer platform for integrating your apps and services with connected cars. With Smartcar, you can easily retrieve vehicle data and even trigger actions through a simple and secure API. Mobility businesses use Smartcar’s APIs to track vehicle location, verify mileage, share digital car keys, manage EV charging, and much more.

Smartcar at a glance

Smartcar competitors just can’t match the breadth, depth, and ease of use of our platform.

Broad vehicle compatibility

Broad vehicle compatibility

  • 31 countries
  • 37 car brands
  • 161 million vehicles
Developer-friendly solution

Developer-friendly solution

  • 8 SDKs
  • Detailed docs, errors, and guides
  • Simulated and real test vehicles
Easy vehicle onboarding

Easy vehicle onboarding

  • Collect user consent
  • 2FA and PIN support
  • Bypass brand selection
  • Password reset flow
Trusted & secure platform

Trusted & secure platform

  • GDPR compliant
  • SOC 2 Type 2 compliant
  • Bank-grade SSL/TLS 1.2
  • Compliant with OAuth2
  • HTTPS required

Compatible with the most vehicles

Smartcar is compatible with more vehicles than any other competitor.

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One API for 37 brands

Smartcar’s APIs are compatible with 29 vehicle makes in North America and 23 different brands across Europe. Using Smartcar, your application or service can connect to 161 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 everything you need to integrate, launch, and optimize your mobility products and services.

Integrate with ease

We offer extensive documentation and SDKs in every major programming language so you can easily integrate Smartcar with your tech stack.

See the API docs

Test and validate

Before launching your integration, our Vehicle Test Simulator lets you test your mobility app in real-world scenarios with any Smartcar compatible vehicle straight from your Dashboard. You can Simulate live trips and receive real-time API data.

Learn more about testing

Bundle your API requests

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

Learn more 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
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World-class support

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

Get the help you need on the support channel of your preference. Our team is ready to answer your questions over email, phone, or even live chat.

Trusted by leading brands

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

Browse our customer stories

“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

CEO at Axiom Connected

“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.”

Ryan Morrison

Founder and CEO at True Mileage

“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.”

John Diklev

CEO and Founder at Flower

“Smartcar is making it easier than ever for us to build new and innovative mobility experiences with connected vehicles.”

Andre Haddad

CEO at Turo

“Not only does the Smartcar platform provide amazing technology, but their team also helped us integrate in just a few weeks, which enabled us to scale incredibly fast!”

Scott Case

CEO and Co-Founder at Recurrent