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Otonomo Technologies Ltd. (Herzliya, Israel), a mobility intelligence provider, has announced a partnership with NextBillion.ai, a provider of an enterprise Map Data + AI platform, through which NextBillion.ai will offer its customers access to multi-layered, multi-brand OEM connected vehicle data from Otonomo’s platform across North America and Europe.
“The partnership between Otonomo and NextBillion.ai will accelerate innovation and time to market for products and services of mobility businesses across the globe,” comments Ajay Bulusu, Co-founder, NextBillion.ai. “The industry will gain access to enterprise-grade mobility solutions—built on connected vehicle data derived following the highest levels of privacy and security standards.”
Otonomo says its vehicle data and insights will assist NextBillion.ai in serving mobility and logistics use cases across a range of industries, including fleet management, electric vehicles, emergency response services, smart cities, on-demand services, and last-mile delivery.
“Otonomo’s partnership with NextBillion.ai represents a step forward in the mobility intelligence solutions available to fleets, EV providers, smart cities, and others,” says Ben Volkow, CEO, and Co-Founder, Otonomo. “Our data and insights will add clarity and accuracy to the mapping and routing tools used to deliver a wide range of traffic and transportation-related services.”
Addressing Unserved and Underserved Use Cases
NextBillion.ai’s spatial data platform will leverage the partnership to build enhanced maps, enabling use cases that are not possible using typical mapping platforms, according to an Otonomo statement. The partnership will address unserved and underserved use cases, including real-time incident detection, safe/available parking space identification, custom routing for EVs, including commercial vehicles, road attributes identification such as road signs, destination determination, disruption prediction such as weather conditions, and provision of connected car data for emergency services, the statement says.
With Otonomo as its partner for connected vehicle data, NextBillion.ai’s data platform is expected to provide its customers with better maps, enhanced routing, and more accurate ETAs. The partnership will also enable NextBillion.ai’s customers to operate their delivery fleet more effectively, manage assets more efficiently, enhance driver safety and decrease operational costs.