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I was wondering if there is an API for accessing vehicle information and various events that occur? I am guessing that if I want that type of information, I'd have to work directly with the manufacturer to get access to that information.


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I beg to differ ... computers are embedded in cars. When was the last time you ridden in a car with a mechanical link to the gas pedal? – Walter White Feb 18 '10 at 14:19
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The technology is called an On Board Diagnostics port OBD2 and it exists in most modern cars. A quick google search for OBD2 + java turned up some interesting results.

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Thanks, I think that is what I'm looking for. I think it could be fun to play around with, provided my car still runs. – Walter White Feb 18 '10 at 14:22