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Our connected car data catalogue grows with every new manufacturer. Explore the variety of data items available via our Auto API.

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Connected Vehicle Data

Using telematics devices, cars can distribute data for many purposes for an end-user. Car data is created by electrical sensors linked to the ECU or Electronic Control Unit. An ECU is linked to an onboard telematics device which transmits live data. A user in a central location receives this data over the air, with an end interface that can be configured in a way that works for their business.Many attributes of a car can be transmitted live or at set intervals using GPS and mobile data networks.

Using car data, fleet management companies analyse their vehicles to help reduce costs, prevent maintenance issues and schedule service appointments in advance. Governments and councils can use car technical data to better manage traffic. Insurance companies can have real-world use cases for their customers and the introduction of smart cities with connected cars results in more efficient infrastructure. Most importantly, emergency services receive live vehicle data to accurately locate an accident, with automatic triggers to call ambulances if the vehicle senses it is in a severe accident.
Our connected car data catalogue grows with every new manufacturer. Explore the variety of data items available via our Auto API.
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What Is Vehicle Acceleration Data?

Accelerometers are used to sense the rate of change in the speed of a vehicle. This data is converted electronically and stored for users to view. 

Use Cases

An instrument cluster can show drivers on the road or track how they are cornering, braking and accelerating, all using acceleration data. This data provides fleet management companies with information such as hard braking, accelerating and cornering, which may lead to tyre and component degradation. With hard acceleration and braking, components are worn out much quicker and need replacing more often, reducing the life of a vehicle.

Tips can be handed out to drivers to help improve their acceleration and braking behaviour. Acceleration data could save a business money if the cargo were damaged from abusive driving, with the potential for lots of continuous improvement initiatives from working out what went wrong.‍

Acceleration data can look at how severe a crash was. With live data being sent via the cloud, emergency services can come to the rescue if heavy deceleration criteria are met as this indicates that the vehicle had been in an accident.