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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.
Our data catalog on Airtable contains technical information specific to each data category, including its properties and their production availability.

What Is Usage Data?

Spanning a wide range of data points, usage data evaluate acceleration, average fuel consumption, speed, previous trip data, weekly distances, braking and current fuel consumption.

With electric vehicles, usage data calculates an eco score, distance of the last trip, consumption rate, energy recuperation, battery level, electric-only modes and how safe a car is driven.

Diving deeper still, it also captures driving style, driving mode activation, trip dates, trip meters and recuperation power.

Use Cases

As EVs become mainstream, a lot more statistics become available for battery and efficiency. Fleet managers can assess cost savings against a fossil-fuelled vehicle to show company directors how much charging an EV costs and their efficiency over certain journeys.

All of this is bespoke to a company that operates a fleet. With real usage data, records can be kept to work out journey data on different days and how varying fuel prices affect journey costs. Plus, drivers can receive usage data to see how much battery percentage they have, how much energy they used during a trip and the regenerative braking ability during their drive.