Data Items

Our connected car data catalogue grows with every new manufacturer. Explore the variety of data items available via our Auto API.

Our Data Categories

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.
Our data catalog on Airtable contains technical information specific to each data category, including its properties and their production availability.

What Is Fueling Data?

Fuel flaps can be locked when the vehicle is locked, or separately opened using a key. Either way, fueling data is used to determine the status of the fuel flap by position sensors housed in the filler cap area.

Use Cases

If a fuel cap is open, a warning can be displayed to the driver to prevent unwanted spillage when driving. Having the fuel cap open can also spell danger as a flammable liquid is sent over the road surface. Knowing the fueling data also reduces the risk of fuel being stolen from the vehicle. With remote access, fueling data can determine when and how often the vehicle is re-fuelled too.

Understanding driver habits and the location of re-fuelling can be used towards cost-saving activities too. If fueling data is combined with fuel level and location data, then the most cost-effective way of re-fuelling can be determined. If there are cheaper fuel stations in the area, fleet management can request drivers to use these fuel stations instead.

Plus, carrying excess fuel adds unnecessary weight and returns poor economy. If drivers only re-fuelled when needed, costs can be saved too.