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

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<p>DETROIT–(BUSINESS WIRE)–TU-Automotive –. Octo Telematics, the number one global provider of

telematics and data analytics solutions for the auto insurance industry,

announced it's developing the first ever non-proprietary protocol for

telematics data collection, within the in-vehicle Java Virtual Machine

(JVM) environment.

OCTO is setting the standard for data collection, investing to bring its

key assets to the industry that it pioneered in 2002. OCTO is committed

to promoting growth in the market for all players in the connected car

ecosystem.

The resulting software layer will provide a path to standardization for

connected cars. It'll 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. The benefit of

all connected users.”

Framework development is already underway and, in November 2016 OCTO

will launch a pilot to build a proof of concept in collaboration with a

car manufacturer. The final standard will be launched to the Java

community in May 2017.

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.

About Octo Telematics

OCTO is the number one global provider of telematics and data analytics

solutions for the auto insurance industry. Founded in 2002, OCTO

pioneered the insurance telematics industry. Today, OCTO is the largest

and most experienced insurance telematics company in the world,

transforming auto insurance through behavioral, contextual and driving

analytics for more than 60 insurance partners. OCTO has more than 4

million connected users and the largest global database of telematics

data, with over 100 billion miles of driving data collected and 250,000

crashes and insurance events analyzed. OCTO applies proprietary

algorithms to this market-leading database to deliver powerful new

insights into driver risk, informing solutions that benefit both auto

insurance companies and policyholders. The company is headquartered in

London, with offices in Boston, Rome, Stuttgart, Madrid. Sao Paolo.

For more information:

PerkettPR for Octo Telematics
Christine Perkett, +1-617-504-8687
cperkett@perkettpr.com

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