Alpharetta, Ga. - September 9, 2021: Otonomo Inc. (Otonomo) (Nasdaq: OTMO), a leading provider of a pioneering vehicle data platform and marketplace, and LeasePlan USA, a global leader in fleet management and driver mobility services, have signed a strategic partnership to offer an unparalleled view and insights into fleet vehicle performance and behavior.
Starting this month, LeasePlan’s OneConnect telematics platform will leverage Otonomo’s high quality, application-ready OEM data - without any aftermarket devices. LeasePlan clients will immediately be able to manage and optimize driver behavior, fuel costs, maintenance trends and expenses across a wider range of vehicles.
Felipe Smolka, LeasePlan's EVP Transformation, said, "Our partnership with Otonomo reinforces LeasePlan's pole position in the connected vehicle space as we continue to expand our ecosystem with the most desirable technology we can find," said Felipe Smolka, EVP of Transformation at LeasePlan. "This organic relationship has roots that stem from years back. As longtime colleagues, Ben and I have remained dedicated to leadership in the connected mobility space. Alongside Otonomo, LeasePlan gets to substantially grow our network of direct-vehicle connectivity to include Toyota, GM, Ford, FCA, and many other automakers. In addition, this strategic partnership will unlock many new fleet analytics use-cases for all our clients leveraging our own cost-effective telematics platform called OneConnect.”
Ben Volkow, CEO and Co-Founder of Otonomo, said, “We are delighted to partner with LeasePlan. Their innovative culture and data transformation vision aligns with ours. Otonomo will give LeasePlan’s customers the power to enhance the safety, efficiency and compliance of their fleets through their existing telematics platform, OneConnect.”
OneConnect delivers a hassle-free experience for fleet managers, providing driver and vehicle information via a fully integrated platform within LeasePlan’s fleet management system. With the integrations of Otonomo’s platform, fleet managers will now be able to use OneConnect as a simple solution to connect and manage a wide range of different vehicles.