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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 Inspection Data?

Car inspection is the process of inspecting and examining the car, its parts and their condition, both externally and internally. To ensure that it aligns with the provided legal or other safety regulations and is safe to drive. 

Usually, it is made legally necessary and compulsory by governments to inspect vehicles before and during use. In some cases, proof of inspection is needed before a vehicle is legally approved for use on the road, or for registering for a road license and number plate.

A car that has been inspected may have a record attached to its licence plate as proof. This is helpful for traffic police and law enforcement agencies who can access records using a central database.

Use Cases

Inspection of a car is certainly necessary to maintain the safety and handling of the car, as well as for the car to be operating efficiently.

Parts that should be covered generally in an inspection include:

·   Engine

·   Brakes

·   Transmission

·   Suspension

·   Steering System

·   Interior Features

·   AC/Heater

·   Electronics

·   Exterior

·   Lights

·   Battery

·   Body

Ensuring that all these parts are intact and well-maintained is necessary for many reasons. It not only ensures the safety of the driver but of the car itself. It also results in a well-maintained car that will have a better market value if needs to be sold.

Inspection can save fleet management organisations from many problems. A car that is not checked properly may break down which causes major business operation issues. A vehicle may not be controllable on the road and result in an accident. This could cost fleet management organisations loss both financially and in legal cases. It is necessary to get your car inspected, as it both maintains the health of the car and the driver’s safety.