The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization focused on enabling seamless mobile device-to-vehicle connectivity through the MirrorLink Platform announced a Car Data Ecosystem paper that presents a standardized method for linking data consumers with a vehicle’s data sources. The paper provides an overview of the significant benefits of monetizing a vehicle’s data along with the top use cases and challenges associated with proprietary solutions.
CCC is focused on developing vehicle data standards for seamlessly connecting consumers to service providers, offering them customized offerings that are enhanced by the data-rich pool of vehicle information. A wide range of use cases can leverage vehicle data including usage-based insurance, real-time road monitoring, driver health and behavior monitoring, ride hailing and sharing, integrated vehicle maintenance, and many more. CCC also plans to define an authentication and authorization service platform that enables data providers to offer vehicle information through any marketplace, while preventing uncontrolled dissemination and use without explicit consent.
When supported by leading automakers, handset vendors, digital security companies, insurance, and transportation infrastructure vendors, a standardized Car Data Ecosystem can deliver enormous opportunities for vehicle data monetization. CCC is in an exclusive position to bring these interests together to address the challenges of creating a Car Data Solution that balances the unique needs of each industry, while respecting consumer rights and privacy.
The CCC’s board of directors recognized the importance of a standardized approach for building a Car Data Ecosystem and approved this project in June 2016. The CCC board includes representatives from General Motors, Volkswagen, Daimler, RealVNC, BMW, PSA, Honda, LG Electronics, Hyundai, Alpine, Toyota, Panasonic, and Samsung. The Car Data Ecosystem position paper is part of an ongoing effort to keep the industry updated about the current state of projects undertaken by CCC.
The CCC is dedicated to cross-industry collaboration in developing global standards and solutions for smartphone and in-vehicle connectivity.