Using your Telemetry Data

Telemetry data is real-time vehicle data. You can transmit this data automatically to Chargetrip Connect so we can use it in our routing engine. If you don't have your own source of telemetry data, you can opt to use a Connected Car Data platform. Read more about connected car data here.

Chargetrip uses telemetry data to plan initial routes, update routes and provide directions for a turn-by-turn UI. It can also be used to return custom values for your app, like displaying the parked location of your vehicle or the charging state. The data you send is often specific to your use case and the vehicle make and model. Not every car transmits the same arguments with the same heartbeat, and not every use case needs extensive telemetry arguments. Highly accurate consumption predictions and routes can already be achieved by only sending the state_of_charge, the power and position lat, long. For best results, we recommend a heartbeat of 5s. Generally, the higher the frequency of data, the better the result.

Telemetry data overview

With Telemetry data, we can route your vehicles with increased accuracy and improve our consumption predictions over time. Typical telemetry data includes the vehicles' location, the State of Charge and whether or not a vehicle is charging. Many more telemetry arguments can be transmitted for even better accuracy. Below is a table with our preferred telemetry arguments. Because the type of supported telemetry data depends on the make and model, Chargetrip Connect is built with flexibility and customization in mind. Contact sales@chargetrip.com to learn about customization options.

KeyDescription
aux_powerBattery Auxiliary [A]
battery_currentBattery current [A]
battery_tempBattery temperature [°C]
battery_voltageBattery voltage [V]
is_chargingIs the vehicle currently charging
charge_speedRate of charge [kW] or [km/hr]
charge_totalAmount charged [%] or [kWh]
current_weightWeight of the vehicle in addition to the curb weight [g]
elevationCurrent elevation [m]
headingCurrent heading [°]
latCurrent latitude [°]
longCurrent longitude [°]
motor_rpmRPM of the motor
occupantsPax present in the vehicle
odometerMileage or Odometer reading [km]
outside_tempOutside temperature [°C]
is_parkedVehicle is in P/N or turned off.
powerPositive or negative output/input power [kW]
state_of_chargeBattery state of Charge [%] or [kWh]
tire_pressureAverage tire pressure of all wheels [Bar]
utcEpoch (UTC) in seconds [s]
vehicle_speedVehicle speed [km/h]
customCustom input fields can be added based on telemetry architecture