Mitsubishi Motors Partner with Israeli Startup Otonomo for Car Applications and Services


Israeli startup Otonomo announced on Monday it has entered an agreement with Mitsubishi Motors to provide the Japanese automaker’s connected car customers with a range of new services.

According to the commercial agreement Mitsubishi Motors will integrate with the Otonomo data services platform so that its vehicles can share data with third-party services and application providers – such as smart electric vehicle charging, parking, safety, concierge services, preventative maintenance, and mapping.

The Otonomo platform will also enable Mitsubishi Motors to make aggregate connected car data available for applications that benefit society by making smart cities smarter, improving road safety and traffic flow, and reducing congestion and associated emissions.

Founded in 2015 by CEO Ben Volkow and Avner Cohen, Otonomo has created a marketplace that enables car manufacturers, service providers, and app developers to exchange car data.

Otonomo ingests more than 2 billion data points per day from over 18 million global connected vehicles, then reshapes and enriches it, to accelerate time to market for new services that delight drivers.

Based in Tel Aviv with offices in the US, Europe, and Japan Otonomo’s ecosystem of OEMs includes fleets and more than 100 service providers. Among them Microsoft, Daimler AG, as well as partnerships with US car rental company Avis Budget.  Now Mitsubishi Motors will join the growing base of  automotive OEMs, which

“Connected car services are a crucial way to enhance the driving experience for our customers, who demand high levels of safety and comfort as well as convenience in their vehicles today. We are excited to be working with Otonomo on this initiative that will drive the development and deployment of value-added services that meet today’s drivers’ needs and increase data utilization from our connected models,” said Shingaku Kochi, general manager of Connected Information Business Department, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation.

“Mitsubishi Motors and Otonomo have a common ambition to improve the connection between cars, society, and the environment,” said Ben Volkow, CEO and co-founder of Otonomo. “Our role in enabling Mitsubishi Motors to expand their service offerings will make life on the road safer, smarter and more convenient.”

The joint initiative will begin rolling out in the US and Europe throughout 2020.

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