Zoomcar has launched Cadabra, a solution which tracks data about the car, in real-time: it plugs into the car's OBD-II port, and provides information such as distance traveled, fuel used, clutch performance, etc, tracking information like fuel levels, clutch position, harsh braking, inconsistent acceleration, seat belt usage, and engine health (among others). It comes with bluetooth and 4G connectivity; the latter allows it to receive over the air (OTA) updates. It will also connect to emergency services in case there's an accident. Apart from being integrated into Zoomcar, Cadabra will be deployed in ZAP, Zoomcar's marketplace program, and the data will be used to advise drivers on optimising speeds, saving fuel, and process engine alerts. In November last year, Zoomcar had said that it has installed a "speeding alert system, which also assessed driver’s braking, steering and fuel efficiency among other things through a Bluetooth onboard diagnostics port." Cadabra sounds like an upgrade of this. At that time, had also announced that it was equipping its cars with with Mobileye ADAS, device to help prevent road accidents because of driver inattention; what was interesting about that launch was that it had a camera on the windscreen which would read road signs, lane markings and provide real time warnings. Zoomcar wants to be a marketplace According to data provided by the company, Zoomcar has is in 14 cities in India, has over 2500 cars on the road, 10,000 ZAP associates, and 500 ZAP cars on its marketplace platform. A majority of the cars…
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