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.

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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

  • 22 car brands

  • 112 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 22 car 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.

          Learn more about compatible vehicles
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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.

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          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

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

          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

          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

          Michael Reth

          CEO at Axiom Connected