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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 GPS Signal Strength Data?

A vehicle's location can be accurately determined if the GPS signal is sufficient. With greater signal strength comes more precise measurements. Understanding signal strength data has several benefits including location probability, problem areas with no signal strength and factors that affect signal strength.

Vehicle GPS signals can receive accurate data from satellites to determine their location. Each satellite transmits data with high precision. However signal blocking, climate conditions, large infrastructure and vehicle receivers can all affect the accuracy of the data.

Use Cases

GPS signal strength data gives end-users and fleet management companies a guide to the accuracy of the location of a vehicle. If location information comes with a weak signal, then tolerances can be taken into account when identifying the exact location of a vehicle. 

If no signal is being sent, the last known location identifies where an area may be blocked off from GPS, identifying it as a warning hotspot. Authorities and satellite companies can work together to reduce hot spot areas and provide more accurate GPS signal strength with future projects.