The networking of vehicles is one of the fastest growing topics in the automotive sector. According to Gartner, more than 80 percent of all new vehicles will be equipped with Connected Car functionalities by 2020. This development is not only driven by the expectations of drivers and co-drivers, the networked vehicle also opens up numerous possibilities for customer loyalty, additional services and process optimization on the supplier side.
With sound project experience in the implementation of Connected Car solutions, EXXETA offers the complete range of consulting services for the networked vehicle. Depending on the individual starting situation, we work with you to develop visions for the future and support you in the technical implementation of various user scenarios.
The route optimization service is used to optimize frequently used routes, such as the working route. The driver stores his standard routes in the customer portal and sends them to the vehicle. Real-time and historical traffic data combined with the user's individual settings result in the optimal route every morning, which can either be sent to the mobile device or retrieved directly in the vehicle when the journey begins. As an additional service, the start time can also be individually adapted for a fixed arrival time. If the journey to an appointment takes longer due to current traffic disruptions, the system sends a message or directly sets the smartphone alarm clock earlier so that the user can reach his appointment on time.
The maintenance management service supports the customer in maintaining the maintenance intervals and optimizes the process flows around the maintenance of the vehicle. The vehicle recognizes necessary maintenance work by means of self-diagnosis. The customer immediately receives an individual offer with different service options for the service case. This offer can be transmitted via different channels, for example via the infotainment system in the vehicle, the customer portal or a mobile smartphone solution. The customer can accept the offer directly and the available service appointments of the service partner are automatically compared with those from the customer's calendar. The customer only has to agree to a proposed date.
The Park Guide Service offers the driver a simple and convenient parking lot search. The customer can store his preferences for the parking lot search in the portal, e.g. price level, number of free spaces, availability of special parking spaces, etc. The customer can then use the portal to search for parking spaces. Via the connection to content providers, the customer can navigate directly to a free parking space during the journey that matches his search criteria. If the content provider offers a booking service, a free parking space can also be reserved directly during the journey.
EXXETA offers a unique combination of professional and technological consulting, divided into five consulting components. With your requirements in focus, we accompany you from the definition of your visions to the implementation and further development of the functionalities. This adaptive approach enables us to tailor our consulting exactly to your needs and, together with you, achieve an efficient realization of your solutions. Benefit from our sustainable concept with future-proof technologies.
Consulting & Implementation
1. Prospects & Visions
- Technical rough architecture
- Process planning
- Target image for the Connect solution
- Measures to implement connectivity
3. Process Approach
- Project planning incl. risk analysis, procedure model
- Tool selection carried out
- Requirements list
- System architecture
- Ready Solution
- Concept of sustainability
In the first consulting component, we work with you to outline your vision and develop your USP in the connected car environment. Through innovation consulting and the application of innovative creative techniques such as design thinking, we open up targeted new possibilities for connectivity and new use cases for your customers. We record your requirements and analyze the implications for your company. You benefit from our methodical and technical expertise supplemented by valuable "Best Practice" experience. The result of this phase, in addition to the technical rough architecture and the dedicated process planning, is above all the target image of your Connect solution.
The second consulting component focuses on the long-term strategic planning of target achievement based on the target image that has been worked out. In addition to the definition, this also includes the elaboration of the necessary steps to realize the desired connectivity.
The third consulting component reflects project preparation. Here we answer questions regarding the management of a Connected Car project and design a project plan adapted to the problem, including all artifacts such as risk analysis, stakeholder management and the implementation process model. Furthermore, the project management methods required in the implementation phase as well as the tools for implementation are selected and defined.
The fourth consulting component embodies the actual implementation of your solution. Here, the requirements for your Connected Car solution are taken up with proven requirements engineering procedures and existing technical architectures are analyzed, extended or new architectures designed at system level. The focus during this phase is on the actual implementation of your Connected Car solution. Web technologies are cleverly combined with portal and messaging technologies to create the connectivity of the vehicle and the systems. For the end customer, detailed technical solutions remain hidden to ensure a holistic and brand-typical customer experience.
Our fifth consulting component provides an outlook on future requirements in the Connected Car environment and ensures the perspective usability of the solution. We open up the possibilities of additional functions on the same integration level, new functions with deeper integration and maintain the sustainable long-term orientation in the Connected Car environment. Thanks to the modular structure, the five consulting components can be called up individually or as a complete package. Whether you want to explore your possibilities in the Connected Car world first or an already existing Connected Car solution is to be future-proofed - our adaptive consulting approach offers support for all phases. Each consulting component consists of the elements technical consulting and implementation, the proportion of which varies depending on the component and progress in the connectivity process.
The networking of vehicles with external systems or devices (e.g. mobile phones) is one of the fastest growing topics in the automotive sector. EXXETA has made a valuable contribution to networking between driver and vehicle as well as linking various systems for customer and vehicle data in order to create a close connection between vehicle, manufacturer, workshop, dealer and customer.