Continental has launched its
Remote Vehicle Data (RVD) platform, which is the foundation for innovative
connected services. The platform permits unified access to multi-brand vehicle
data via various hardware options and targets a wide range of potential
customers. RVD is fully integrated into Continental’s modular cloud approach
for connected service solutions, providing customers with an end-to-end
solution along the complete value chain of connected services.
Continental’s modular cloud
approach can serve customer use cases in the most flexible way, ranging from
data access thanks to the RVD solution to additional modules like data analysis
and connected services via Continental’s vAnalytics service platform. There is
a wide range of services on offer, including customer relationship management,
geolocation, geofencing, remote vehicle access, diagnostics and fleet
Being one of the first
adopters of the combined solution consisting of RVD and vAnalytics, the German
car workshop supplier and spare parts distributor Matthies uses the complete
platform to provide workshops with a turn-key solution for connected customer
Offering different retrofit
hardware options, e.g. a Bluetooth OBD-II dongle, Continental’s Remote Vehicle
Data solution targets the millions of cars in the field which are not yet
connected. The solution provides in-depth access to vehicle data by
standardizing manufacturer-specific vehicle information across a wide variety
of models and brands.
The full end-to-end connected
vehicle solution provides:
·a cloud-hosted platform,
fully scalable and capable of handling millions of connected vehicles,
·device, license and update
· a comprehensive Software
Development Kit (SDK) and powerful APIs to enable many applications,
·out-of-the-box or customized
services to suit business needs
Potential customers of the
connected vehicle cloud solution are OEMs, workshops, fleet operators, repair
shops, insurance companies, rental car and car sharing providers, and many more
besides. They can implement innovative connected services based on vehicle
data, such as special offers on upcoming service requirements and customized
insurance tariffs, or make the work of car rental companies more efficient, to
give just a few examples
One of Continental’s first
customers for this innovative holistic solution is the German car parts and
workshop demand distributor Matthies. They will offer a turn-key system that
enables car repair shops to make their service offerings more efficient and
tailored to the needs of their customers. In this innovative use case, the RVD
platform provides the dongle-based connectivity, the vehicle-specific
configuration of the Bluetooth® OBD-II dongles and device management of the
dongles. Continental’s vAnalytics platform adds the service’s backend
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