OTA Connect User Guide

Create a smart group

Smart groups automatically group newly provisioned devices that match your selection criteria.

To create a smart group, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Devices tab and click +Add group.

  2. Select Smart Group and click Next.

  3. In the next window, enter a group name and define a filter for your devices.

    A filter helps OTA Connect assign each vehicle to a fleet. Currently, OTA Connect can filter based on characters in the Device ID. By default OTA Connect generates a random device ID for you. But developers can configure the device ID to be whatever you want.

    In this procedure, we’ll use the VIN number as an example of a device ID.

    • To create a filter, select Device ID from the Data dropdown.

    • In the Filter dropdown, select your filter criteria.

      Since every character in the VIN number has a meaning, we could select Has character equal to, enter the letter M, and select in position 10 (the 10th character in a VIN number is usually the model).

    • OTA Connect will tell you how many devices match this criteria.

  4. Assuming you have devices that match, click Create to create your smart group.

    The smart group is "smart" because any new vehicles that provision with OTA Connect will be filtered into this group as long as they also match the filter criteria.

You can’t change the criteria of a smart group after you’ve created it. If you made a mistake with the filter criteria, create another smart group.