The Neutral Server and Extended Vehicle
Working closely with High Mobility and other collaborators, Daimler is one of the first carmakers to implement the Extended Vehicle and Neutral Server concept. This concept was developed in order to provide a secure process for independent service providers — with the explicit consent of drivers — to access car data. High Mobility acts as a bridge between third party service providers and carmakers, providing comprehensive tools and testing environments for developers to work with car data. Plus, very unique to the industry, the platform offers developers an open registration process with transparent verification, pricing and conditions.
Explicit customer consent is a key element of the Extended Vehicle concept. Mercedes-Benz drivers have total control over which third party provider they allow to access their vehicle data, and for what purpose. Transparency here is paramount. The customer must consent to access requests by third parties and are free to withdraw their consent at any time.
Enabled Use Cases
Accessed through High Mobility’s standardised car API and with the consent by the customer, third party service providers can use data from Mercedes-Benz vehicles for the following initial use cases: