How it works
The key components are:
- Cloud Server — This can be either:
- Samsung Connect Auto Cloud — Small and medium-sized enterprises can use this option for speed and economy, as it is already set up to collect car data.
- Partner Cloud — Larger enterprises and government agencies that want full control of their data can set up their own private cloud to collect car data.
- Samsung Connect Auto Device — This OBD-II device uses the Tizen operating system and runs two apps:
- MDM agent — handles Mobile Device Management (MDM) commands to register OBD-II devices. Samsung provides an agent to handle commands from the IoT Manager.
- OBD-II service agent — forwards the car’s diagnostic data to a cloud server. Samsung provides an agent to forward data to the Samsung Connect Auto Cloud. If you are using your own server, you must develop an OBD-II service agent using the Samsung Connect Auto Device SDK.
- Samsung IoT Manager — Enterprise IT admins use this web console to register their Samsung Connect Auto Devices.
- Samsung IoT Application — This application takes OBD-II data that's been collated and processed by the cloud server, and presents it to the end user. You use the Samsung Connect Auto Mobile SDK to manage the IoT network of cars and get real-time diagnostics (car location, driving speed, fuel level, repairs needed, and so on.) from a cloud server. Once approved as a partner, you can download the Android version of the SDK from this website; if you are interested in developing for iOS as well, please contact us.
The tabs below provide additional details on Samsung Connect Auto.