LAS VEGAS — Daimler will deploy a platform developed by Otonomo to offer new services to owners of Mercedes-Benz passenger cars.
These services will include usage-based insurance, on-demand fueling and smart electric vehicle charging.
Otonomo said its neutral automotive data services platform will adhere to international data privacy regulations.
The neutral server initiative was created by ACEA, the association of European auto manufacturers. It is designed to make automotive data available to interested third-party service providers in a safe and secure manner.
“Mercedes-Benz and Otonomo share the same vision and values when it comes to delighting drivers while protecting their data,” Otonomo CEO Ben Volkow said in a statement.
He added that the cooperation with Daimler is “bringing the neutral server concept to life.”
Otonomo made the announcement during the CES high-tech show last week.
-By Arjen Bongard