Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Mobile Devices’ Munic OBD-II Dongles Connect Assurant’s Pocket Drive to Vehicle Insights

posted by Hume Brophy
Thursday 28 February 19

Mobile Devices Ing. (Munic.io) today announced that Assurant Global Automotive has selected its Munic OBD-II Dongles a crucial part of its new connected car offering. Assurant’s innovative Pocket Drive is one of the auto industry’s first connected devices enabling dealers and their customers to benefit from cutting-edge mobile connectivity and vehicle data insights. Pocket Drive utilizes a cellular-connected dongle developed by Mobile Devices, with either a LTE CatM or LTE Cat4+WIFI Hotspot, which plugs into a vehicle’s OBD-II port and collects a wealth of insights. A dealer version empowers owners to modernize their operations and create a more streamlined customer experience…

Mobile Devices Ing. (Munic.io) today announced that Assurant Global Automotive has selected its Munic OBD-II Dongles a crucial part of its new connected car offering.

Assurant’s innovative Pocket Drive is one of the auto industry’s first connected devices enabling dealers and their customers to benefit from cutting-edge mobile connectivity and vehicle data insights.

Pocket Drive utilizes a cellular-connected dongle developed by Mobile Devices, with either a LTE CatM or LTE Cat4+WIFI Hotspot, which plugs into a vehicle’s OBD-II port and collects a wealth of insights. A dealer version empowers owners to modernize their operations and create a more streamlined customer experience. A consumer version offers customers a safer, simpler and smarter way to drive.

“We leveraged our expertise in vehicles and connected devices to offer revenue, efficiency and cost saving opportunities to dealers, while making vehicle ownership easier and safer for consumers,” said Chad Ammons, vice president of global strategy and innovation in Assurant’s Global Auto business. “Thanks to Munic OBD-II Dongles, Pocket Drive can conduct a complete scan of virtually every engine control unit in most vehicle types dating back to 1996. We leverage that wealth of data to enable a better ownership experience for consumers and enhanced customer loyalty for dealers.”

“We are extremely proud of our partnership with Assurant Global Automotive which strengthens our position in North America with a unique and dynamic solution,” said Aaron Solomon, Mobile Devices founder and CEO. “Powering Pocket Drive within only 4 months of development demonstrates the maturity of our technology to serve break-through applications.”

Mobile Devices’ OBD-II dongles all run on the Munic.io platform. This full-featured software stack is based on Morpheus 3.4, a well-proven, secured and high performance Operating System for Telematics applications.

Morpheus’ 5,000+ APIs enable extremely fast development and integration of any services onto the dongle. This is crucial for all types of Telematics Service Providers (TSPs) or technology platform and SaaS providers for connected cars wanting to rapidly and cost-effectively deploy services for the benefit of end-customers.

The Munic.io platform also includes CloudConnect gateway for easy device management, OTA and remote programming, and secured integration into third party servers.

For more information about Pocket Drive, please visit www.mypocketdrive.com.

Media Contacts:
Cyril Zeller for Mobile Devices Ing.
SVP – Global Sales
+33-6-09-95-91-21
Cyril.zeller@mobile-devices.com

Andy Mus for Assurant
Director, External Communications
+1-770-763-1694
andy.mus@assurant.com

About Assurant
Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ) is a global provider of risk management solutions, protecting where consumers live and the goods they buy. A Fortune 500 company, Assurant focuses on the housing and lifestyle markets, and is among the market leaders in mobile device protection and related services; extended service contracts; vehicle protection products; pre-funded funeral insurance; renters insurance; and lender-placed homeowners insurance. Assurant has a market presence in 21 countries, while its Assurant Foundation works to support and improve communities.

Learn more at assurant.com or on Twitter @AssurantNews.

About Mobile Devices
Building on 17 years’ experience and 1.7M+ devices in the field, Mobile Devices delivers a comprehensive portfolio of OBD Dongles and black boxes ranging from 2G, 3G, catM1 to cat4. Certified with multiple carriers in America and Europe, the portfolio includes a powerful Edge Computing Platform and associated development tool suite. We work with resellers and integrators to create end-to-end solutions for insurance carriers, car manufacturers and distributors, car rental and leasing companies, service chains and fleet management service providers.

The core of our solution is built around an Open Telematics Operating System - the engine inside the devices, running all pre-installed services as well as any third party applications.

It includes:

? A suite of Telematics-focussed SDKs used by a growing community of more than 4,000 developers. More than 5,000 APIs enable developers to create any type of telematics application simply and quickly.

? A Cloud-based Gateway for efficient device management and remote programming with off-line and on-line developer tools such as our unique Statemachine technology. CloudConnect is rapidly scalable and can host a wide range of application proxy services no matter how complex the content source.

? Hybrid Vehicle Data Decoding Technology - Multistacks, enabling the reading and decoding of the largest range of vehicle data

Learn more at:
http://www.munic.io
https://www.munic.io/products


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