Otonomo partners with Microsoft

Otonomo , the “Automotive Data Service Platform,” announced a collaboration with Microsoft to build services on top of Microsoft Azure and the Microsoft Connected Vehicle Platform, which will make it easier for OEMs to take advantage of Otonomo’s data services so they can deliver “next-generation driving experiences” with built in data privacy protection.

The Otonomo Platform ingests automotive data from OEMs, fleet operators, etc., then reshapes and enriches the data so application and service providers can use it to develop a host of new and innovative offerings that deliver value to consumers. The Otonomo ecosystem, with partners across twelve industries, provides a rich diversity of service offerings, including emergency response, mapping, on-demand fueling, parking, predictive maintenance, usage-based insurance, media measurement, in-vehicle package delivery, and dozens of smart city services.

“Global automakers are looking for practical, scalable ways to innovate in the car. Our collaboration with Microsoft will allow them to offer new, high-demand services to drivers faster than ever before. Microsoft’s cloud can handle the heavy lifting of ingesting huge volumes of sensor and usage data from connected vehicles. The Otonomo Data Services Platform makes that data more valuable by reshaping it for multiple use cases, managing consent for personal services, and dynamically anonymizing it for services based on aggregate car data.” – Asaf Weisbrot, Chief Commercial Officer at Otonomo.

Bottom Line: “Get [insurance] programs up and running without investing in hardware or requiring policyholders to install and run a mobile app.”