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Get Vehicle Data

Use the GetVehicleData RPC request to get vehicle data. The HMI level must be FULL, LIMITED, or BACKGROUND in order to get data.

Each vehicle manufacturer decides which data it will expose. Please check the PermissionManager to find out which data types your app currently has access to for the connected head unit.


You may only ask for vehicle data that is available to your appName & appId combination. These will be specified by each OEM separately.

Vehicle Data Parameter Name Description
GPS gps Longitude and latitude, current time in UTC, degree of precision, altitude, heading, speed, satellite data vs dead reckoning, and supported dimensions of the GPS
Speed speed Speed in KPH
RPM rpm The number of revolutions per minute of the engine
Fuel level fuelLevel The fuel level in the tank (percentage)
Fuel level state fuelLevel_State The fuel level state: unknown, normal, low, fault, alert, or not supported
Fuel range fuelRange The estimate range in KM the vehicle can travel based on fuel level and consumption
Instant fuel consumption instantFuelConsumption The instantaneous fuel consumption in microlitres
External temperature externalTemperature The external temperature in degrees celsius
VIN vin The Vehicle Identification Number
PRNDL prndl The selected gear the car is in: park, reverse, neutral, drive, sport, low gear, first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh or eighth gear, unknown, or fault
Tire pressure tirePressure Tire status of each wheel in the vehicle: normal, low, fault, alert, or not supported. Warning light status for the tire pressure: off, on, flash, or not used
Odometer odometer Odometer reading in km
Belt status beltStatus The status of each of the seat belts: no, yes, not supported, fault, or no event
Body information bodyInformation Door ajar status for each door. The Ignition status. The ignition stable status. The park brake active status.
Device status deviceStatus Contains information about the smartphone device. Is voice recognition on or off, has a bluetooth connection been established, is a call active, is the phone in roaming mode, is a text message available, the battery level, the status of the mono and stereo output channels, the signal level, the primary audio source, whether or not an emergency call is currently taking place
Driver braking driverBraking The status of the brake pedal: yes, no, no event, fault, not supported
Wiper status wiperStatus The status of the wipers: off, automatic off, off moving, manual interaction off, manual interaction on, manual low, manual high, manual flick, wash, automatic low, automatic high, courtesy wipe, automatic adjust, stalled, no data exists
Head lamp status headLampStatus Status of the head lamps: whether or not the low and high beams are on or off. The ambient light sensor status: night, twilight 1, twilight 2, twilight 3, twilight 4, day, unknown, invalid
Engine torque engineTorque Torque value for engine (in Nm) on non-diesel variants
Engine oil life engineOilLife The estimated percentage of remaining oil life of the engine
Acceleration pedal position accPedalPosition Accelerator pedal position (percentage depressed)
Steering wheel angle steeringWheelAngle Current angle of the steering wheel (in degrees)
E-Call information eCallInfo Information about the status of an emergency call
Airbag status airbagStatus Status of each of the airbags in the vehicle: yes, no, no event, not supported, fault
Emergency event emergencyEvent The type of emergency: frontal, side, rear, rollover, no event, not supported, fault. Fuel cutoff status: normal operation, fuel is cut off, fault. The roll over status: yes, no, no event, not supported, fault. The maximum change in velocity. Whether or not multiple emergency events have occurred
Cluster mode status clusterModeStatus Whether or not the power mode is active. The power mode qualification status: power mode undefined, power mode evaluation in progress, not defined, power mode ok. The car mode status: normal, factory, transport, or crash. The power mode status: key out, key recently out, key approved, post accessory, accessory, post ignition, ignition on, running, crank
My key myKey Information about whether or not the emergency 911 override has been activated
Turn signal turnSignal The status of the turn light indicator
Electronic park brake status electronicParkBrakeStatus The status of the park brake as provided by Electric Park Brake (EPB) system
Cloud app vehicle id cloudAppVehicleID The id for the vehicle when connecting to cloud applications

Single Time Vehicle Data Retrieval

Using GetVehicleData, we can ask for vehicle data a single time, if needed.

GetVehicleData vdRequest = new GetVehicleData();
vdRequest.setOnRPCResponseListener(new OnRPCResponseListener() {
    public void onResponse(int correlationId, RPCResponse response) {
            PRNDL prndl = ((GetVehicleDataResponse) response).getPrndl();
            Log.i("SdlService", "PRNDL status: " + prndl.toString());
            Log.i("SdlService", "GetVehicleData was rejected.");

Subscribing to Vehicle Data

Subscribing to vehicle data allows you to get notified whenever we have new data available. This data should not be relied upon being received in a consistent manner. New vehicle data is available roughly every second.

First, you should add a notification listener for OnVehicleData notification:

sdlManager.addOnRPCNotificationListener(FunctionID.ON_VEHICLE_DATA, new OnRPCNotificationListener() {
    public void onNotified(RPCNotification notification) {
        OnVehicleData onVehicleDataNotification = (OnVehicleData) notification;
        if (onVehicleDataNotification.getPrndl() != null) {
            Log.i("SdlService", "PRNDL status was updated to: " + onVehicleDataNotification.getPrndl());

Then, send the Subscribe Vehicle Data Request:

SubscribeVehicleData subscribeRequest = new SubscribeVehicleData();
subscribeRequest.setOnRPCResponseListener(new OnRPCResponseListener() {
    public void onResponse(int correlationId, RPCResponse response) {
            Log.i("SdlService", "Successfully subscribed to vehicle data.");
            Log.i("SdlService", "Request to subscribe to vehicle data was rejected.");

After that, the onNotified method should be called when there is an update to the subscribed vehicle data.

Unsubscribing from Vehicle Data

Sometimes you may not always need all of the vehicle data you are listening to. We suggest that you only are subscribing when the vehicle data is needed. To stop listening to specific vehicle data items, utilize UnsubscribeVehicleData.

UnsubscribeVehicleData unsubscribeRequest = new UnsubscribeVehicleData();
unsubscribeRequest.setPrndl(true); // unsubscribe to PRNDL data
unsubscribeRequest.setOnRPCResponseListener(new OnRPCResponseListener() {
    public void onResponse(int correlationId, RPCResponse response) {
            Log.i("SdlService", "Successfully unsubscribed to vehicle data.");
            Log.i("SdlService", "Request to unsubscribe to vehicle data was rejected.");
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