Smartcar API for Volkswagen

Smartcar's API lets you locate, lock, unlock, and read data from VW vehicles using just a few lines of code. Integrate Smartcar into your app, let your users connect with their Volkswagen Car-Net account, and start sending requests to their cars.

Compatible with your Volkswagen

With Smartcar, your app can send simple HTTP requests to all Volkswagen vehicles that support the Volkswagen Car-Net service. Our API allows you to communicate with the Volkswagen Golf, Jetta, Passat, and Beetle, as well as the Tiguan, Touareg, and Atlas in a single integration. Even the GTI, Golf R, and e-Golf are compatible with Smartcar's API. The best part? There is no need to use aftermarket hardware like OBD2 dongles and GPS tracking devices.

Features

Compatible with Volkswagen models
Compatible with Volkswagen models
SDKs in six languages
SDKs in six languages
Self-service experience
Self-service experience
No aftermarket hardware
No aftermarket hardware
Reliable customer support
Reliable customer support
Scalable pay-as-you-go pricing
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 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>");
 
// Lock the vehicle
await vehicle.lock();
 
// Unlock the vehicle
await vehicle.unlock();

API endpoints

Lock & unlock

Location

Our lock and unlock API endpoint lets you remotely lock and unlock a Volkswagen vehicle, controlling the car doors directly via your app.

Our location API endpoint allows you to remotely locate a Volkswagen vehicle, reading its live location by latitude and longitude.

Odometer

Vehicle info

Our odometer API endpoint lets you remotely access a Volkswagen's mileage information. It returns the total distance traveled by the vehicle.

Our vehicle information API endpoint lets you read basic data points such as the model and year of a Volkswagen.

Lock & unlock

Our lock and unlock API endpoint lets you remotely lock and unlock a Volkswagen vehicle, controlling the car doors directly via your app.

Location

Our location API endpoint allows you to remotely locate a Volkswagen vehicle, reading its live location by latitude and longitude.

Odometer

Our odometer API endpoint lets you remotely access a Volkswagen's mileage information. It returns the total distance traveled by the vehicle.

Vehicle info

Our vehicle information API endpoint lets you read basic data points such as the model and year of a Volkswagen.

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