connect your business

Enrich your own products with vehicle diagnostic and condition data.

Flexible activatable data packages for various use cases

With the connect your business API it is possible to integrate vehicle data into your own products and business models. In order to receive Mercedes-Benz data from fleet vehicles, customers no longer have to install a retrofit solution, as the data is transmitted via the communication module installed ex works.


API

For detailed technical information, specifications, sandbox environments and access options please visit our Mercedes-Benz /developers portal.

Data packages

Data packages of our API

Our flexible activatable data packages are suitable for many different customer groups to suit their individual offer. Each data package can be activated individually at vehicle level.

  • Alarming and anti-theft data

  • Charging data

  • Door and window status

  • Driving and speed data

  • Driving behaviour data

  • Fuel and consumption data

  • Ignition status

  • Mileage

  • Park events data

  • Position data

  • Tire data

  • Vehicle health data

The product

Flexible data packages for various use cases and customer groups

Our flexible activatable data packages are suitable for many different customer groups to suit their individual offer. Find some examples for use cases:

01

Telematics service provider: integrate vehicle data into your own products without installing any hardware.

02

Leasing companies: offer high-quality, personalized services to customers while verifying agreed mileage and calculating the excess.

03

Repair shops: receive repair and maintenance requirements generated from the vehicle and proactively contact driver or fleet manager.

04

Roadside assistance: conduct remote analysis of vehicle data to determine needs and reduce time on the road through knowing the location of vehicles.

How it works

Find out how you can benefit

We are happy to offer you a holistic presentation of our product in a personal consultation.

Please contact us using the contact button below. We will gladly provide you with the API

documentation for internal validation and give you access to our test environment. The prerequisite for the accessibility of the connect your business API is a framework contract.

1
Personal consultation
To start activities we invite you to a personal exchange.
2
API Documentation
We provide you with a link to our API documentation and technical information.
3
Test Access
You get an insight into how the API works by using Softcars or your own vehicles.
4
Framework contract
The contract is the basis for using the API.
FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Here you can find a collection of questions we have been asked by our customers. If your questions are not included, please feel free to contact us.

What requirements do I have to meet in order to use the API?

The prerequisite for the accessibility of data is a signed framework contract between the customer and the provider Mercedes-Benz Connectivity Services GmbH.

To ensure that only vehicles of your customers' fleets are connected a vehicle verification logic is required. Our team will be happy to support you with implementing the necessary measures.

Can the individual data packages be combined with one another?

Yes, of course. Each data package can be activated individually on vehicle level. There is no minimum or maximum purchase per vehicle nor any combination barrier. This way, you can activate one single package for one vehicle and all of them for another one.

What do the integration of the API and the individual data packages cost and how are they billed?

Our sales team will be happy to make you an individual offer for your business case and give you more detailed information on our products. Please use the contact form to get in touch with us.

The interface integration is billed once. For the data packages, which can be purchased individually at vehicle level, you will receive a monthly invoice.

Is there any way to test the API?

Yes, there is. Today you can get an insight on how our API works and in two different ways: First, you can test our API with softcars. These are dummy vehicles that simulate the data transmission from real vehicles. Second, you can test our API with real vehicles from one of your specific fleets for a determined trial period.

Which vehicle models are supported?

The availability of the data depends on the compatibility of the vehicle and should be checked individually. Our API can be used for various Mercedes-Benz Cars and Vans. You can find a detailed list in the 'Details' section of the Mercedes-Benz Developer Portal.

How does the integration of the API into my system landscape work?

Our API actually consists of two APIs. For using the Management API, the customer needs to implement a REST client, which is able to add vehicles to the platform, activate and deactivate services for the vehicles, querying the service activation states and deleting the vehicles from the platform.

For being able to consume vehicle data via the Push API, the customer needs to implement a kafka client respectively a messaging consumer.

How long does it take to activate a service?

After sending the activation request via the API, you need to wait for the next ignition state change. This means, once the vehicle is fully ‘online’, the services get activated.

Contact

For personal consultations

We look forward to give you insights into our connect your business API, use cases and more. Please leave your contact details and we get back to you as soon as possible.

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