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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 Door Lock State Data?

With modern technology including keyless entry and start, thieves are hacking into and starting vehicles without keys. Making sure doors are locked is an important part of preventing theft and can leave users with peace of mind when doors are locked.

Door lock status is sent via telematics devices built into the vehicle to a central server that end-users such as drivers and fleet management companies can access. Typically this data can be the main occupant's doors, or the hood and tailgate status. It may be useful to know if the fuel filler cap is locked to ensure fuel cannot be stolen when a vehicle is parked.

Use Cases

The status of doors can be used in cases when a vehicle is stolen, to hold accountability to drivers if they know they have incorrectly locked the doors. Automatic door locks can activate after a certain speed to prevent theft when driving. After the vehicle is used, drivers can check the status of the doors using a smartphone app if they are away from the vehicle. Especially useful if they are in a different country.

Alerts can be sent to fleet management operators when a vehicle is unlocked at an unusual time, indicating theft or unauthorised access. Door lock status can trigger the number of times a vehicle is stopped and left unattended to understand the risks in the area.