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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 Charge Mode Data?

Charging an electric vehicle is possible with one of four main modes:

  • A standard home domestic wall socket, without any safety systems from the socket to the vehicle.
  • A home wall socket with a safety control box between the socket and the vehicle to control and prevent peak voltages and currents that may damage the battery or charging system.
  • AC charging from a commercial charger or a home wall box charger. This involves a connection to a charging network with charge mode data being sent to energy companies, vehicle apps and home electrical systems.
  • DC charging using a converter outside the vehicle, DC charging is the quickest method as it handles the highest current amount as is already converted from AC before entering the vehicle.

Use Cases

An organisation can work out which charging system to go for. For instance, if a standard wall box is sufficient to charge the vehicle overnight it will not cause users problems. If a vehicle is being used more and requires more frequent charging then an AC or DC charger connected to a charging network may be the best solution.

Using telematics data from the vehicle, fleet management companies can be informed when a vehicle is being charged and the rate of charge. This can be used when choosing the next vehicle to use for a driver, as a car with less charge can be saved for a later date.