Under the hood, the engine or EV systems are placed. To keep them protected, the status of the hood being closed, or locked is vital for fleet managers and vehicle owners. Plus, the hood needs to be easily unlocked when a mechanic works in this area of the car. Knowing the hood data goes a long way in working out if a car is broken down or has been tampered with.
Using Hood data is important when a vehicle has broken down. As previous hood data history can be checked to see if it had been opened in the past. This could mean the engine, fluid or electrical system has been tampered with. Leading to further investigation as to why the vehicle broke down. Fleet managers can also use hood data when the vehicle is in the workshop being repaired. As it may indicate the car is being worked on and the estimated time of completing the work.