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Messaging

Text messages are not only on our phones, tablets and laptops. They form part of modern vehicles too. Messaging data is sent over the air using mobile data networks with onboard vehicle sim cards in the normal way. 

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What Is Vehicle Messaging Data?

Messaging data falls under two main categories. The handle or subject of the message and the text message itself. Both can be a string of text, numbers or both. Messaging data could relay much important information about the vehicle, the driver or the surroundings to alert fleet managers or users.

Use Cases

When a vehicle is due for service, messaging data can be sent over the air to a garage requesting it to be booked in. This removes the need for fleet managers to manually arrange the appointment and makes it a smooth process. 

Fleet managers can set up location or distance alerts by taking these data points to write a text message which can be sent to anyone. Whether messaging data is used for emergency services informing them of a car's location if it has been in a crash. Or simply an end-of-day distance covered and location reminder of vehicles out in the field.

Drivers may simply want to use messaging data to send an ordinary text to a family member, manager and in the future, possibly to other road users.