endpoints

Vehicle info API

Smartcar's basic vehicle info API endpoint allows app developers to remotely access vehicle data using simple HTTP requests. Access information from cars of any vehicle brand, anytime, hardware-free.

Meet our vehicle info API

Our basic vehicle info API endpoint returns basic information about a vehicle, such as its make, model, and year. The best part? You won't need to use any aftermarket hardware like OBD2 dongles. Start reading car data today - it's as easy as a few lines of code!
Works across car brands
SDKs in six languages
Self-service experience
Hardware-free
Reliable customer support
Scalable pay-as-you-go pricing

Our SDKs

Our RESTful API is fast, reliable, and easy to use with every tech stack. No matter which language you used to build your mobile or web app, our documentation includes six SDKs and several integration guides. Here is a sneak peek of how the vehicle info API endpoint looks in our back-end SDKs:

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const smartcar = require('smartcar');
 
// List all vehicles associated with this access token
const {vehicles} = await smartcar.getVehicleIds("<access-token>"); 
 
// Use the first vehicle
const vehicle = new smartcar.Vehicle(vehicles[0], "<access-token>");
 
// Fetch the vehicle's basic information
const vehicleInfo = await vehicle.info();
console.log(vehicleInfo);

Use cases

Peer-to-peer car sharing

On-demand car wash

Use Smartcar's basic vehicle info API endpoint in your peer-to-peer car sharing app. Would you like to find out more about the vehicles that car owners rent out on your platform? Access each vehicle's make, model, and production year to gain insights and keep track of your app users' vehicles.

Use Smartcar's basic vehicle info API endpoint in your on-demand car wash app. Easily access the make, model, and production year of each of your app user's cars to learn more about the vehicles you are servicing. With those insights in hand, you know exactly which types of cars your uses are driving, and how you can best meet their preferences and needs.

Peer-to-peer car sharing

Use Smartcar's basic vehicle info API endpoint in your peer-to-peer car sharing app. Would you like to find out more about the vehicles that car owners rent out on your platform? Access each vehicle's make, model, and production year to gain insights and keep track of your app users' vehicles.

On-demand car wash

Use Smartcar's basic vehicle info API endpoint in your on-demand car wash app. Easily access the make, model, and production year of each of your app user's cars to learn more about the vehicles you are servicing. With those insights in hand, you know exactly which types of cars your uses are driving, and how you can best meet their preferences and needs.