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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 Next Services Data?

A car service involves maintenance and inspection. It is carried out after a certain time has passed or if the car has been driven a certain distance - usually whichever comes first. A car manufacturer determines the intervals or range after which the car is to have a service. After such a range or time passing, warning lights on the dashboard indicate the driver and fleet management company.

The service process involves various external and internal inspections, replacement of fluids such as engine oil and transmission fluid, brake and coolant fluid level check and replacement, engine health scanning and visual inspections. These checks ensure all the major parts are working properly and do not have any major issues.

Interim Car Service - It is the basic level service package. It may be necessary for drivers with increased mileage. Vehicles may need to be serviced more than once a year. It may include oil service, filter change, an inspection of headlights, tyres and other external parts.

Full Car Service - It is also known as the intermediate service. Carried out once a year, it is preferred for those who drive average distances (up to 15,000km) and have low overall odometer readings compared to the age of the vehicle. Usual fluid changes and inspection of parts may also include the replacement of parts if they are worn.

Major Car Service - Sometimes referred to as a master service. It is recommended to be carried out every two years, or around 40,000km. After a full service, a major service shall be carried out for full renewal of important vehicle components. This includes but is not limited to drive belts, oil, filters, brake fluid, coolant and spark plugs. It is the best and most comprehensive car service available.

Use Cases

Fleet management companies need to regularly service their fleet to maintain the efficiency and health of their vehicles. It makes the vehicle more efficient and keeps all the parts running optimally. One major reason that companies carry out regular servicing is the safety of the driver and to keep the resale value of the vehicle high.