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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 ADAS Data?

Adaptive cruise control to keep a set distance behind the driver in front. Emergency Brake Assist and Pedestrian Protection stops the car if it senses danger before you do. Lane keep assist where sensors detect road markings and hold the vehicle in its lane on a highway. Blind-spot monitoring for vehicles we cannot see in the mirrors. Automatic lane change features when indicators are activated on a highway.

All of these ADAS technologies have a host of data points from sensors, RADAR, LIDAR and camera systems. Vehicle ECUs have to process in real time and communicate using high-speed data connections. This data can be transmitted to central servers to which fleet managers and owners can access.

Use Cases

Data points are captured when ADAS features have to step in and take over driver controls. This could indicate unsafe driving for an employee. Where incidents may need reporting and can aid fleet managers by offering safety tips for their drivers based on ADAS data points.

Using mobile data networks users can remotely access the history of a vehicle’s ADAS activations. Working out trends on how drivers perform and providing a safety score and incentives for driving safely.

Insurance providers can utilise ADAS vehicle data to calculate policyholders driving ability, offering a lower price for safer driving.

Governments can identify hotspots in cities and on highways. Common places where ADAS technologies are activated may result in unsafe infrastructure for people to drive in. This can save accidents and lives if they are identified and fixed.