Octo Telematics Partners with Oracle to Bring Java Standardization Protocol to the Connected Car

June 15, 2016  by  

octo 6-9-16 CkcmKdSWsAAOliIOcto Telematics announced it is developing non-proprietary protocol for telematics data collection, within the in-vehicle Java Virtual Machine (JVM) environment.

The resulting software layer will provide a path to standardization for connected cars. It will also enable better integration of insurance and fleet functionalities within the Java community already used by the world’s leading auto manufacturers, to facilitate data transfer from in-car sensors. This new data collection protocol will enable consistent high quality data collection and enhance driving analytics across all Java-based on-board units – including those delivered by leading global auto manufacturers. As a result, the standard will help to accelerate auto innovation with an approach that offers openness, tailoring and scale – enabling car manufacturers to more easily deliver cutting-edge connected car technology to their customers.

“Until now there has been no standard way to extract telematics data from vehicles,” said Jonathan Hewett, CMO, Octo Telematics. “As the first non-proprietary telematics library within the Java community, this new software stack will provide car manufacturers with the fastest way to integrate insurance and fleet telematics services, for the benefit of all connected users.”

To date, car manufacturers have used Java across a number of verticals, but never for insurance telematics. This new software layer, as the world’s first Java telematics protocol, will be of great value to car manufacturers enabling them to introduce integrated insurance telematics and value-added propositions.

The Java environment offers a universal way to extract data from telematics sensors inside a vehicle. This launch of a common telematics data protocol framework will benefit telematics providers and car manufacturers across the world.

Knowing that the top car manufacturers in the industry have chosen Java, OCTO is investing in setting the industry standard to advance the development of connected cars and ensure integration across the entire telematics sector.

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