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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 Geofencing Data?

For setting boundaries, geofencing refers to a virtual border or area in which a vehicle can operate. When exiting this area, a notification can be set up to alert necessary parties.

Using custom software, an organisation can map out geofencing areas and link them with their vehicles. Time of day limits can also be set, where drivers may be limited during shift work and allowed to roam freely outside of their working hours.

The data behind geofencing uses GPS locations of fleet vehicles. Combining this with mapping software, programs then pair this data to calculate if a vehicle is outside of the allowed zone. Assigning an alert to these zones has many use cases for insurers, fleet management and any organisation that monitors vehicles.

Use Cases

Fleet management companies can use location data to track when drivers leave and enter job sites. It offers security at night, knowing where the vehicle is located and if it is within the permitted area. Users can be informed when a vehicle is near its delivery destination too. With online retailers and delivery companies providing live order tracking for their vehicles. 

Areas that have tolls or charges can be tagged to alert fleet management that drivers are entering this area. This enables payments to be automatically or manually authorised. If repeat locations are visited, the time a vehicle is spent, and how frequently it visits the area can be analysed. Offering improvements for faster turnaround time for drivers.

Time taken to deal with customers can be measured using geofencing data. If a customer's location is mapped out, end-users and fleet managers can be informed that the driver is nearby.