I'm attempting to write my own car vin number decoder script in python and have run into the following issue:
From the research I've been doing I believe that when decoding a Vin number, its fairly straight forward to get the the make of the car (BMW, Ford, etc.), however once you want to get the model, its a bit tougher.
From Wikipedia, I've read that each car manufacturer has its own system for encoding its models. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vehicle_Identification_Number)
Is there a way to get a hold of the model codes that any given car manufacturer uses to encode the models of their cars? I haven't found anything from the research I've done so far. Do car manufacturers make this data public?