How OBD with MQTT/TLS protects your car monitoring data?


Today there are over 900 million OBD II equipped vehicles in the world. Very soon the number will reach 2 billion. The most useful feature of OBD tracker is the ability to track the vehicle movement in real-time and read information from the vehicle. OBD tracker can easily read Engine fault codes, and even monitor real-time stats such as Engine RPM, vehicle speed, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), etc. For fuel saving, it calculates fuel consumption.

Is OBD available in my Car?

Want to know whether OBD-II is available in your car or not? If you have purchased a car after 1996, then chances are there that your car has an OBD-II (On-board diagnostics II) port. OBD port is generally located under the car dashboard or the area beneath the steering.

Before the port was usually used for diagnostic purpose but the functionality of the diagnostic port has been expanded. If you connect a GPS tracking device to OBD, you can get the huge amount of data like speed, mileage, fuel level, and other driving behavior. The monitored data is also available to third parties. The data carries traffic safety, vehicle system monitoring data, and privacy-relevant user data.

The communication between machine to machine is possible due to MQTT.

MQTT (Message Queuing Telemetry Transport) is an instant messaging protocol which can connect all networking items and are used as a communication protocol for sensors and actuators. MQTT in OBD GPS car tracking enables connected car technology where car basically acts as a platform and remotely sends real-time data to the owner.

The MQTT broker you use to transfer car data between your mobile devices needs to be secured from eavesdropping. And, this is possible with TLS (the artist formerly known as SSL). The TLS protocol generally classified as a transport layer security protocol provides safe data transfer between two communication applications.

OBD tracker with MQTT/TLS gives complete protection to your vehicle data. ThinkRace Technology is the leading GPS Tracker, IoT Solution & Fitness Monitoring Equipment’s Company. One such GPS locator for car is manufactured by ThinkRace Technology that gives tracking solution and data security to your car data. They have helped many cab companies, the taxi industry, fleet management, UBI insurance and other automobile companies through its OBD car tracker ODM/OEM/JDM services. Along with manufacturing service, they provide complete App & Application customization. The combination of MQTT/TLS in OBD car tracker gives complete safety and security to your vehicle as well as vehicle data. If you have any query related to the product feel free to connect with us.