Glossary

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A

Aggregation
A mining process where Otonomo gathers data from vehicles and their sensors, determines the averages of each data attribute within a trip, and presents it in a report-based, summarized format.

Aggregated data
Information and data points transmitted from various vehicles without including private vehicle or driver information (ex: a vehicle's VIN).

Array
The format in which an API call requests a list of values or outputs a list of data (an indexed set of related elements represented in brackets []).

Asynchronous
The process in which a request is created upon receipt that a preceding operation has been completed, and therefore, a response from the request is not available immediately.

Attributes
Represents measurements of a certain sensor in an understandable manner with a unit and data type.

Audience
The unique identity of the target API.

Authentication
The process of determining whether a user is who they say they are; generally completed through providing a client id and client secret, or username and password.

Authorization
The process of defining who or what is whitelisted and has permission to perform specific API requests or access specific data.

C

Consent
Explicit permission and agreement given by the driver and data owner to share his/her personal data; consent can be granted for specific applications and may also be revoked.

Consumer
An individual or company who consumes Otonomo's normalized data.

E

Event
A specific circumstance, situation, or occurrence that a given vehicle has experienced.

F

Float
A number that has a decimal place.

I

Integer
A number without a decimal point.

L

Latitude
The geographic coordinate that defines the north-south position of a location on the Earth.

Longitude
The geographic coordinate that defines the east-west position of a location on the Earth.

M

Make
The name of a vehicle's manufacturer.

Marketplace
A virtual location where normalized provider data is made accessible to data consumers and where data consumers are able to attain anonymous or personal data in order to create Workspaces or apps that cater to drivers.

Model
A particular style and type of vehicle sold under a marque by a manufacturer.

O

OEM
The vehicle manufacturer (i.e, Daimler, Porsche, Toyota).

P

Payload
The actual data that is being transmitted through the internet via an API call.

Parameter
A value that is passed through the request body of an API endpoint in order to influence the type of response the request produces.

Personal data
Data points that are transmitted from vehicles whose driver has provided consent to OEMs to share this information with data consumers in exchange for services and benefits.

Point
A distinct unit of data that represents a single period of time; used to represent data in certain reports.

R

Rate Limit/ Rate Limiting
A boundary that enforces functionality by setting a maximum quota of attempts a consumer can request for an API call.

Reports
An asynchronous mechanism in which Otonomo provides consumers with a formal dossier that includes requested data or information based on the parameters specified in an API request; the data can be displayed via data points or aggregated trip data.

S

Schema
A representation of the form in which a request body should adhere to.

Static
A parameter that remains unchanged by design.

String
A data value that is used to represent text; encased in quotes (“ ”).

Synchronous
A protocol where functions are existing or occurring at the same time.

T

Trip
A driven journey which has a specified beginning and end and reflects the duration of a drive; represented in an aggregated format.

Token
An identification code used to authenticate a user and establish authorization for specific cases.

V

VIN
A vehicle's fingerprint represented in a numerical and alphabetical format.

W

Workspace
An amenity created by data consumers in order to offer benefits to drivers.

Acronyms

API: Application Programming Interface
VIN: Vehicle Identification Number
OEM: Original Equipment Manufacturer


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