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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 Vehicle Speed Data?

Speed data can be taken from GPS devices onboard a vehicle. Combining distance over time data produces an accurate calculation of speed. Within a vehicle, sensors are used to determine a wheel's speed and through a series of data connections and ECUs, the speed is displayed to the driver on their dashboard.

Use Cases

A vehicle's speed data can be used in many ways. With local infrastructure, a vehicle's speed can identify dangers for motorists. Governments can see where accidents occur and work out vehicle speeds. Identify if drivers are speeding and introduce other measures to slow them down.‍

Fleet management can seek improvements for their drivers using speed data. If an area has heavy traffic and a vehicle is moving slowly, then other routes and optimisations can occur to improve the flow of their operation. Ultimately saving businesses time and investment.

Organisations can reward those that obey speed limits and drive safely. With analytics to map out the most efficient routes based on speed and GPS data. The overall journey time can be planned out in advance if average speed data is used. This maps out when a vehicle is due back to base and how long it takes for a driver to operate in the field.