IMS, a provider of connected car data solutions to insurers, mobility operators and governments, announced the launch of the IMS Vehicle Data Exchange, a new service which provides live, real-time access to vehicle insights and mobility data from OEM-embedded hardware and any aftermarket device, including a solution for all aftermarket connectivity options.

Leasing, rental, and fleet companies grapple constantly with the cost and complexity involved in getting data from fleets with a diverse mixture of brands, models, and telemetry technology. Ultimately, spending too much time focused on building bespoke data access solutions can distract organizations from evolving the customer experience and negatively impact operational efficiencies. Additionally, insurers need new insights about existing and prospective policyholders and are increasingly turning to vehicle and driving data, such as actual vehicle mileage and garaging locations, which can come directly from the vehicle or in combination with aftermarket data options.