CANbus and OBD
We can use CANbus or OBD interfaces to capture and report on detailed information from on-board vehicle telematics, such as fuel usage, engine warning alerts, as well as actual odometer and speed values.
Modern vehicles provide a wide range of useful information that can be accessed from either an OBD or FMS port.
At the most basic level this allows us to access data such as engine RPM and wheel-based speed (i.e. the speed the driver sees on their dashboard). This feeds into our driving behaviour module to give you a clear indication of how your vehicles are driven.
On vehicles that support the technology, we can retrieve the actual odometer value, and use this to generate reminders for servicing and maintenance.
Our service supports the EOBD CANbus (J1979) interface, normally available on light goods vehicles (LGVs) manufactured after 2000, as well as European cars manufactured after 2004.
We have integrated several OBD devices that provide a very simple plug-and-play vehicle tracking solution that can be easily and quickly installed by end users.
Our service supports the FMS CANbus (J1939) standard, commonly found on heavy goods vehicles (HGVs). Where a native FMS port isn’t available we can use third party hardware to access the data in a non-destructive way that doesn’t affect vehicle warranties.
Where fuel usage data is available, we combine this with the true odometer readings to produce fuel consumption and CO2 figures.
This information can also be consolidated against fuel card data to provide a comprehensive view of fuel usage, such as highlighting potential fuel theft at the point of refuelling (misappropriation), or at other times by siphoning.