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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 Coordinates Data?

Location and spatial awareness use coordinate data for tracking a vehicle's whereabouts. It is also useful for several driver-assist systems. Mapping out the surroundings using LIDAR, RADAR and camera systems ensures vehicles adjust to any moving objects when driving autonomously or semi-autonomously. 

The onboard sensors map out objects in an X, Y and Z area. Coordinates data is used to constantly analyse the area in which the vehicle is moving. It is important that ADAS devices pick up dangers and can react accordingly. Although the driver has some control, it is beneficial that these systems are now in vehicles as they have proven to save many lives and prevent serious accidents.

Use Cases

During an incident, coordinates data can be provided for emergency services to pinpoint the location of the vehicle. Also, fleet management and insurers can identify which ADAS technology was used by a driver during vehicle operation. Safety scores are being used to reward drivers that are using driver-assist features correctly, and identify those who do not.

Insurance companies use coordinates data to back up claims of drivers. Pinpointing the exact location of the incident, understanding what autonomous features were used by retrieving the vehicle's black box module.