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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 Tyre Pressure Data?

The air inside the tyre may not seem important, but it is one of the primary factors in keeping your car moving. The pressure inside the tyres supports the full weight and load of the vehicle whilst keeping it moving safely.

Many important factors of driving are affected by tyre pressure. This includes balance and stability of the vehicle, driving comfort, braking force and brake balance as well as the overall cornering ability. If the tyre pressure is not correct against the recommended values, then one or more of these factors shall be affected and could result in serious issues whilst driving. It is extremely important to measure and maintain correct tyre pressure.

Most vehicles have specified tyre pressures. This is formed from an agreement between vehicle manufacturers and tyre companies. This is why certain tyre brands are recommended for specific cars. Newer models of cars usually have the recommended tyre pressure listed in the driver door section or the vehicle manual. Tyre pressure data is given in psi (Pounds per Square Inch) or Bar (Barometric Pressure), depending on location.

Tyres should always be checked for pressure when cold. When tyres are rolling, friction is generated and they become hot, and temperature and air pressures both fluctuate.

Use Cases

Fleet management organisations should check and maintain the tyre pressure for the safety-critical function of their vehicles. Not only this, correct tyre pressures allow optimum fuel efficiency of the vehicle, and a simple check can save fuel costs. Telematics devices send tyre pressure over the air via mobile data networks. With tyre pressure monitors built into each wheel. If the correct tyre pressure is not maintained, the balance and handling of a car will also be greatly affected.