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New possibilities for aftermarket to embed technical data

Autodata, the trusted world-leading supplier of technical information to the automotive aftermarket, has made available its vast catalogue of content to other aftermarket suppliers for integration within their own solutions, as part of an innovative new offering.
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Historically, this content has only been available to suppliers in raw data format or directly through Autodata’s own products, including their latest award winning workshop application used by tens of thousands of workshops around the world.

However, in a landmark launch for the aftermarket, up-to-date Autodata content can now be easily embedded into other products and applications through a new cost effective and powerful solution.

Autodata Integration is the combination of over 70 easy to use modules (called APIs) covering Autodata’s comprehensive automotive data, service schedules, repair times, graphics and wiring diagrams across 80 vehicle manufacturers. Some of the APIs now available include engine oil specifications, tyre pressure monitoring sensor procedures, air conditioning recharge data and known fixes to common problems.

Autodata Head of Product and Market Development, Max Lienard, said: “Whilst our workshop application still remains the most advanced system for workshops around the world, we realise that different sections of the aftermarket might have unique requirements for a specific block of our wide ranging content.

“Autodata Integration caters for this market and provides a revolutionary way for businesses to take only the information they require and embed this into their own solutions. So whether they’re working with parts catalogues or the very latest connected car technology, we are now in a position to provide a solution.”

Autodata Chief Technology Officer, Neil Brooks, added: “We have already worked with a select group of companies who required integration with some of our early APIs and the results have been extremely successful. The feedback from developers is that our portal is intuitive and packaged in logical and well-structured modules. In growth terms, we are now receiving around 11 million data requests on a weekly basis and we expect this figure to grow significantly over the next 12 months.”

Brad Simmons, CEO at ClearMechanic, who were one of the first businesses to benefit from the Autodata API, said: “Connecting with the API was an incredibly easy process and delivered the exact solution we required. Our customers now have access to the most comprehensive, reliable and accurate technical information available.”

Chris Lippi, VP and CTO of Cloud at TIBCO, added: “As the world has become more connected, we continue to see increasing demand for content in the auto industry; and with their comprehensive range of data on over 29,000 models, we are excited to partner with Autodata as they work to power new applications and products in the future.”

“As the world becomes more connected, we are going to see an increased demand for this content throughout the industry and with a comprehensive range of over 29,000 models, we expect the Autodata API to power many of these applications and products in the future.”