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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 Residual Value Data?

The amount a car has depreciated is important in understanding the resale value. It may be overlooked as the highest cost for fleets during ownership. As some models lose value at a higher rate than others.

Taking many aspects of the vehicle including mileage, servicing and general condition determines the residual value. This data does not indicate a selling price, but a rough calculation of what a vehicle is worth.

Use Cases

Fleet management organisations use residual value data as a benchmark for financing a vehicle or for forecasts when analysing fleet vehicles. Auction prices, manufacturers' prices and trends in the market can determine the estimated value of a vehicle. 

When budgeting for the financial year, fleet management can identify where the used vehicle market is going and estimate the residual value of the vehicle. This helps work out asset value, tax calculations and depreciation that may affect profits.

Insurers during a claim can view residual values to accurately inform customers of their quoted figure for settling a claim on the vehicle.