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Aria for Connected Vehicles


Innovative IoT Data Services in Connected Cars and Other Vehicles

With the automotive industry being disrupted by innovators like Uber, Zipcar, and Chariot, manufacturers are shifting their business models from a transactional sales focus to owning long-term recurring customer relationships. To facilitate longer, more predictable revenue streams, they are looking to become closer to the end customer, gain better feedback, and align their offerings with customer choices.

Aria for Connected Vehicles is a cloud-based offering for IoT-enabled connected cars, heavy equipment and machinery, transportation as a service, telematics, and post-sale/lease add-on services. Aria for Connected Vehicles can be employed by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), third-party device manufacturers, and service providers who need to rapidly create, introduce, test, and scale a wide variety of IoT and digital offerings. Innovative enterprises like HERE, Subaru, and Zipcar already depend on Aria for increased agility that accelerates their time to revenue, maximizes customer lifetime value, and ultimately fuels brand loyalty and retention. To learn more about Aria for Connected Vehicles, click here.

Monetizing Connected Vehicle Services

Industry disruption is opening up new opportunities for recurring revenue streams from services inside and outside the vehicle. However, legacy business systems can't enable the go-to-market speed or the agility required to adapt to the evolving end-consumer preferences that new revenue models require. Aria for Connected Vehicles manages the monetization of innovative subscription and usage-based IoT services without having to compromise on enterprise-grade scalability, performance, and security. With Aria, connected vehicle offerings can be constructed into an infinite combination of one-to-one and one-to-many permutations of users, data services, and devices.

Aria’s new Omni-node™ technology enables boundless permutations of products, bundles, and promotions with one-to-many accounts to entities, devices, and locations hierarchies through the n-tier product catalog and hierarchical account management technologies. This hierarchical approach to accounts ensures that billing precisely reflects what is owed, whether you need to handle split billing (e.g. employer-pay/employee-pay) or whether you need to manage a vast collection of assets, such as fleets of IoT-enabled vehicles. The elegant architecture enables companies to manage individual accounts, accounts with multiple levels of users, service providers, devices and vehicles. Flexible offers, add-ons, and options can also be pushed quickly to market via all sales channels.

The platform facilitates usage monitoring, monetization, and billing of on-board diagnostics (OBD) data streams at both the IoT platform and application levels. The Aria platform integrates with technology ecosystems including: smartphone apps, entitlement/provisioning systems, payment processors, as well as existing accounting/GL systems to provide a single view of accounts, activity, invoices, and accounting.

Aria for Connected Vehicles Enables:

  • On-demand Vehicles: Access to cars, equipment, and machinery—anytime, anywhere, any model. Discounts and loyalty benefits for high-use customers include higher priority and access to better cars. With a smartphone app tying to Aria APIs, Aria holds customer credit card information, protecting it with bank-rate security, thus saving you PCI compliance costs.
  • Lifestyle Access: Subscribe to a pool of cars and swap out car types as needed. At home, subscribe to a fleet of cars in a luxury apartment building, or access a fleet of cars at an office park or campus.
  • Road Use Taxation or UBI: Track mileage on public/private roads. With Aria, issue a monthly, quarterly, or yearly bill. Issue refunds based on gas tax paid vs "fair share" road use and type of vehicle.
  • Knowledge Monetization: Provide shops and dealerships access to expertise online including rating, diagnostics, management tools, and marketing tools. Added expertise, otherwise too expensive to access, results in higher customer satisfaction and growth.
  • Recurring Revenue: Move from selling one-off items through retailers to creating value-added recurring services that generate incremental, predictable revenue. Tie electronic services to the item offered to consumers. Leverage usage-based leasing, usage-based insurance.
  • Data Monetization: Sell downstream analytics of driver patterns to cities, planners, DOTs, insurers, consumers. Monetize traffic flows, computer heat maps, driving habits. Leverage access to APIs like leading mapping/location services do.

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