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Daimler to Integrate Otonomo’s Data Collection Technology in Mercedes-Benz Connected Cars

Daimler to Integrate Otonomo’s Data Collection Technology in Mercedes-Benz Connected Cars

As part of the collaboration, Mercedes-Benz customers will be offered customized services according to their use of the vehicle, including usage-based insurance policies and on-demand fueling or charging

CTech  :  2019-01-10T17:43:17..
Stuttgart-based automaker Daimler AG has partnered with Israel-based car data broker Otonomo Technologies Ltd., the latter announced Wednesday.

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As part of the collaboration, Daimler integrated Otonomo’s data gathering technology into Mercedes-Benz connected cars, to offer users customized services according to their use of the vehicle, including usage-based insurance policies and on-demand fueling or charging. The service has been available since mid-December.

Otonomo Co-Founder and President Avner Cohen. Photo: Amit Sha Otonomo Co-Founder and President Avner Cohen. Photo: Amit Sha'al Otonomo Co-Founder and President Avner Cohen. Photo: Amit Sha

Founded in 2015 and based in Herzliya, a town in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, Otonomo develops ways to monetize data collected by smart cars, acting as a middleman between carmakers and third-party companies that offer automotive-related services.

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In February, Otonomo announced a $3 million investment from NTT Docomo Ventures Inc., the venture capital arm of Japanese telecommunications company NTT, bringing its total equity funding raised to $43 million. Other investors in the company include auto parts maker Delphi Automotive PLC, Hearst Ventures, and Dell Technologies Capital.
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