Case Study

Rapid Prototyping for Subaru

Rapid Prototyping for Subaru

Subaru is a japanese vehicle manufacturer that offers both reliable family cars and performance cars.

  • Problem:

    Subaru approached Scorpion Automotive to offer a connected car solution for their entire customer base that can also be retrofitted to existing owners. Subaru wanted to be able to provide useful vehicle health live to their customers via an app on mobile and inbuilt car displays along with providing vehicle diagnostic data to their dealers to aid in providing support.

  • Our Solution:

    We provided a rapid prototype within a few weeks, and also helped provide the pitch that demonstrated the future of the telematics platform and the future of the connected car industry as a whole.

case study subaru

Dashboard & Warning Lights

The user can access car control functions here:-

This shows any dashboard warning lights that can be transmitted via the OBD i.e. if there are warning lights to be shown. Fuel Level and Odometer are also shown here.

The user would get a notification if any warning lights did appear which will provide further information on the issue.

dashboard warning lights

Car Functions

Dependant on the information from the OBD the user can access some car controls, for example :-
Turn Hazard lights on/off - Sound Alarm on/off - Set speed regulator - Lock/Unlock vehicle.
On the main car functions screen if the user clicks the “locked” icon they will see this action pop up. To unlock the vehicle the user must click ‘Unlock’ to initiate the signal to the OBD to unlock the car.
After pressing the ‘Unlock’ button this screen will show. It will only shown for a few seconds and is to show an action has been taken. There is an example of unlocked icon when the car has been unlocked.
Unlike the other car functions when the car is unlocked it will show as orange. This is to notify the user the car is unlocked at a glance.
When clicking the speed regulator icon the user will be shown a pop-up similar to unlocking the vehicle, however the user can input their maximum speed by pressing ‘Set speed limit’, this will save the changes and send a signal to the OBD.

car function

View Vehicle Location

On the dashboard if the user clicks on the top map they will be presented with this screen. It shows the vehicles location on the map view. On the top navigation - the back button takes user to Dashboard. The refresh button refreshes the vehicle search.

By clicking this blue bar the user will be able to see other vehicles they have registered on the account. This allows them to switch between different vehicle locations.

Pressing the icon showing the location they can expand the menu, where the user can view vehicle details. When the user clicks the ‘more’ button they will be shown, SOS - access roadside assistance numbers and Find local car dealership.

view vehicle location


By clicking on a journey card the user is then shown a map view of the journey which shows start and end points. If the user wants to see more details of the journey they can click the bottom bar which will expand to show the details of the journey.
The user can see any previous journeys saved. A range of information is available including: Duration, distance, fuel used, miles per gallon, Min/Max and average speeds. An Edit button allows the user to remove Journeys. Same as vehicle location the user can choose between drivers or vehicles to see journeys on that specific person/car.
This map view of the journey shows start and end points. If the user wants to see more details of the journey they can click the bottom bar which will expand to show the details of the journey.



Here any user notifications that can be viewed.

Third party integration will allow users to buy products via the app.

When an offer is clicked they will be taken out of the app and to the Third Parties Website.

Any fault code and vehicle health information will be shown here . Users can dismiss notification by swiping each notification card.



Here the user can access a variety of settings. This includes updating their account details and opting in and out of data sharing and push notifications. Adding geofences is also available from this screen along with Road side assistance numbers.

Here the user can select which cars or drivers to apply tracking to. These can be changed at any time.



Here the user can view any geofences they have. They can use the switch to activate or deactivate the geofences. By clicking on the existing geofences they can edit it and will be shown the ‘ edit geofences’ screen. Pressing the plus button will add a new geofences. Editing a geofences populates the screen with the existing data. The user can edit the name, location and alert type. Users can use the search bar to find a specific address and geofences that area. By pinching the screen they can increase the size of the area. Save button applies changes and returns user to the Geofences main screen.

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