The connected car has emerged as one of the most powerful early proof points for the Internet of Things (IoT). Increasingly, auto manufacturers are connecting cars to infotainment systems and mobile devices as well as retail, part and insurance partners. This helps the industry to further develop customer relationships after the point of purchase, monetize data through new partner channels and improve operational efficiency. For example, connectivity makes it possible to:
APIs represent the connectivity point that makes all this possible. The API externalizes application functionality and data in developer-friendly formats, accelerating the development of apps that connect vehicles, mobile devices and partners. However, exposing backend systems via APIs in the complex context of the connected car ecosystem creates a range of new IT security, performance and development challenges.
In order to realize the full value of APIs and avoid the safety and privacy pitfalls of exposing automotive systems, it is vital to invest in an API management solution that delivers a full range of functionality for API composition, security, identity management, performance optimization and developer engagement.
However, not all API management solutions are applicable to connected car or IoT use cases. The complex connectivity and serious safety requirements of the connected car ecosystem demand the strongest possible security measures. Additionally, the specific protocol and performance requirements associated with connecting lightweight, dedicated devices must be met.
CA API Management provides the components required for enterprise-level, IoT-ready API management. CA Mobile API Gateway simplifies all key API security and management processes and additionally delivers advanced functionality for connected devices. Furthermore, CA API Developer Portal facilitates effective developer onboarding and enablement.
CA API Mobile API Gateway empowers automotive companies to:
CA Mobile API Gateway comes with a pre-integrated OAuth Toolkit and a Mobile SDK, which make it simple for developers to add strong but user-friendly identity and access controls to apps built against enterprise APIs. End users can even login using existing identities from popular social networks like Facebook.
CA API Developer Portal, meanwhile, delivers everything required to give developers the technical, educational and collaborative resources they need in order to create solutions that get maximum value from APIs. The portal also makes it possible to manage separate API and developer lifecycles so that existing apps do not break when API updates are launched.
Securely open enterprise and cloud applications to mobile devices.
Speed the creation of apps against APIs by empowering internal and third-party developers.
Simplify authentication and authorization for Web and mobile APIs.