Wejo, Toyota Sign Connected Car Data Deal

Under the deal Wejo will provide personalized connected vehicle data services to U.S. Toyota fleets

Graham Hope

January 18, 2023

2 Min Read

British data specialist Wejo has confirmed a deal with automaker Toyota’s North American arm.

The agreement will allow Manchester-based Wejo to provide personalized connected vehicle data services for participating cloud-connected fleet Toyotas in the United States.

The announcement marks another significant breakthrough for Wejo, following the expansion of its relationship with Ford in December, which will see data used to inform insurance providers’ rates and policies in the U.S.  

Under the new deal, Wejo will receive data from Toyotas which will be processed and anonymized through its ADEPT platform. It can then be leveraged by telematics service providers (TSPs), fleet owners and fleet management service (FMS) companies to support fleet services.

The data will provide insights into geographic locations, odometer and speed readings, tire pressures and more. 

Additionally, Wejo will also have access to driver behavior information that can be used to help encourage safe driving. This can be leveraged to allow Toyota to identify opportunities for training, improving the abilities of drivers, but at the same time protecting its investments and reducing its exposure to liability.

“Enabling Wejo to deliver TSPs and FMS companies with data-driven enhanced fleet management insights for their fleet customers will help improve safety and drive efficiencies on the roadways,” said Josh Batie, general manager of Toyota Connected Technologies. “Our partnership with Wejo allows us to expand how and where we’re offering our data while keeping the control in the hands of our customers.”  

In addition to traditional fleet management offerings, participating Toyota fleet vehicle owners will get their data directly from vehicles without the need for additional aftermarket hardware or data plans. However, data will only come from Toyota customers who have agreed to share information with Wejo. 

“Enabling TSPs, fleet owners, and FMS with the data and insights necessary to keep their drivers safe on the road while driving efficiencies across fleets is a prime example of how smart mobility can deliver benefits for business and society,” said Benoit Joly, chief commercial officer at Wejo. 

Confirmation of the Toyota deal comes just a matter of days after Wejo announced that it was extending its relationship with Microsoft by adopting the tech giant’s Connected Fleets reference architecture. 

About the Author(s)

Graham Hope

Graham Hope has worked in automotive journalism in the U.K. for 26 years, including spells as editor of leading consumer news website and weekly Auto Express and respected buying guide CarBuyer.

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