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Intelligent Mechatronic Systems Inc. (IMS; Waterloo, Ontario), a provider of connected car and insurance telematics solutions, has introduced the IMS Software Development Kit (SDK) for organizations looking to build connected car and telematics services, including data collection, directly into their existing or new mobile applications. The new offering uses the security architecture of IMS’ DriveSync connected car platform.
IMS’s SDK is intended to support a growing development trend toward unified and integrated apps, due to the high cost to promote and support multiple apps and the challenge to ensure a consistent, engaging experience across more than one app. The new offering seeks to provide organizations with the ability to simplify and unify app development by integrating telematics and connected car services directly into their existing or new mobile applications. In turn, organizations can realize a faster, more cost-effective path to market, with the ability to collect data, derive insights and offer valuable services across their entire book of business, according to the vendor.
The vendor reports that customers in North America and Europe are already using the SDK to simplify development while building engaging and unified digital insurance services for their policyholders.
“Our customers are already leveraging the IMS SDK along with the secure DriveSync platform architecture to unify insurance services into immersive mobile experiences for their end users,” comments Otman Basir, CEO and Founder of IMS. “These organizations, including some of the world’s largest insurance companies, are embedding our DriveSync platform-based solutions and services that are available today, as well as those that will be introduced in the future.”
Insurers Can Focus on User Experience
SDK shortens time-to-market for IMS’s customers, removing technical complexity for those customers’ development teams by fully leveraging the collective expertise and know-how of the IMS team, according to Christopher Dell, Senior Director, Product Management and Development at IMS. “We have already solved some of the most complex connected car and telematics technology challenges, including accurate trip detection, robust data security and reliable mobile data collection,” Dell says. “Customers can focus on delivering the best possible end user experiences and obtain valuable data insights across their entire customer base, while avoiding unnecessary development delays and associated costs by not having to reinvent the wheel.”