Tantalus Corp., a product innovator in the connected vehicle market, has partnered with Openbay to provide an automotive repair and maintenance services platform to wireless operators and automakers. Tantalum’s Connected Car platform integrated into the Openbay marketplace connects motor vehicles to a nationwide network of automotive service providers.
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Vehicles with an illuminated dashboard indicator (e.g. check engine light) or due maintenance interval will receive notification from the Tantalum-Openbay solution guiding the vehicle owner to nearby automotive service providers. In the case of a dashboard indicator, the solution will offer an explanation of the problem along with local store pricing information to select and schedule a service appointment.
The platform also allows vehicle owners to request specific services or describe the issues they are having with their vehicle, receive service rates from several nearby auto service providers, select providers who meet the better to their needs (eg distance, price, notice), to make service appointments and to pay. online. The platform also maintains a vehicle maintenance history.
Openbay says the platform will be made available through a host of leading automaker wireless carriers.
Ozgur Tohumcu, CEO of Tantalum, said: “Our partnership with Openbay will provide our customers with the best online auto repair network in Openbay’s nationwide coverage in the United States, their high quality of service and price transparency will provide peace of mind and savings for our customers. . This partnership is another important milestone for Tantalum as we build our global automotive services ecosystem and our presence in the US market. “
“The Tantalum-Openbay platform offers an essential service to the connected car market. Existing solutions do not have a connection to a nationwide network of auto repair facilities. Vehicle owners want their vehicle maintenance process to be convenient and efficient, ”said Rob Infantino, Founder and CEO of Openbay. “All of today’s online services must meet the expectations and needs of the modern consumer in order to increase customer retention. “