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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 Climate Data?

With a host of vehicle sensors, climate data can determine the condition of the exterior and interior. This includes driver temperature settings, humidity in the cabin, external temperature, internal temperature and the status of the de-fogging program.

Use Cases

On a winter day, the car must be frost free and up to temperature for its occupants. Climate data can be used to remotely control the vehicle features to prepare it when owners are ready to begin their journey. Climate data is sent over the air to an app that users access.

Using the vehicle sensors, the vehicle and owner get a full understanding of how much heating, defrosting and de-fogging is required to make the car safe to drive. This data can be used to ensure the car is not left on too long, understand driver behaviour during extreme climates and how much energy these activities use.

Climate data, combined with location data can be useful to monitor conditions in different areas. Ideal for fleet management or authorities that need a bigger picture and many data points to map out the local climate. For instance when snow ploughs, road gritting or ice warnings are needed if the temperature drops below zero.