Off-board access to data means that the vehicle manufacturer communicates relevant vehicle data in a secure manner to an off-board facility. Service providers can access vehicle data through off-board means rather than directly in the vehicle. This minimises safety, security and liability risks.
Off-board access is a safer and more balanced alternative to direct in-vehicle data access. Moreover, off-board access to data provides an open yet protected interface for third-parties, as it operates in accordance with clearly defined technical, data protection and competition rules.