Retrieve aggregated data about local hazards – from accident to fog warnings
The Hazard Warnings product allows you to retrieve anonymized event data about local hazards from the Mercedes-Benz vehicle fleet. The dataset contains of different types of safety-related events, ranging from dangerous traffic events to local weather conditions.
Show your customers or residents immediate hazards on the road - whether motorists or other road users
Increase general and individual traffic safety
Optimize navigation services or traffic messages (radio station, traffic app, etc.) with valuable real-time road safety data
Provide your customers with constant updates about their safety in road traffic
What data access does the API offer?
Optimize your applications, your customer and resident services, your navigation services or your traffic alerts using these data points:
Vehicle accident notification
Broken down vehicle warning
Slippery road warning
Heavy rain warning
Fog/reduced visibility warning
Emergency breaking alert
Hazard light notifications
Learn more about the API
1. The API at a glance
Improve your customers' comfort and experience as well as road safety by incorporating event data generated by our advanced vehicle sensors.
2. Wide coverage of hazardous situations
The data consists of various events, such as dangerous traffic events or weather conditions (see data points above).
3. Anonymized data
Data is always transferred anonymized and only from vehicles for which there is a consent from the vehicle owner.
Increase safety based on real-time information
1. Identify dangerous traffic events
Based on their ABS and ESP sensors our connected Mercedes-Benz vehicles detect a wide variety of dangerous situations, e.g. slippery roads via tire sensors, broken down vehicles on the emergency lane or accidents that have just happened. These and other events are transmitted to the Mercedes-Benz Data backend and made available to our customers in anonymized form.
2. Get information about weather conditions
Classic weather service data does not capture local road sections, the sensor technology of the Mercedes-Benz vehicle fleet helps out here. If the vehicle sensors identify heavy rainfall, fog or dangerous crosswinds, we are happy to make this data available to increase safety on the roads.
Frequently asked questions
Here you can find a collection of questions we’ve been asked by our customers.
Data is coming from the Mercedes-Benz vehicle fleet (Passenger Cars & Vans). Based on the ABS and ESP sensors we generate information on hazard warnings.
We have an algorithm in our back-end that validates the events based on engine types, temperature etc.
Hazard Warnings API can be provided in real-time via Push API or via a Pull API. For the Pull API you can decide on how often to pull data from the API. In case your use case requires a Push API please contact our business team.
All data is coming from the Mercedes-Benz customer fleet (Passenger Car and Van). Data will be provided if the purpose of the data usage fits with the Mercedes-Benz Data Vision to create with data a greater good.
Yes, we can provide the data products for several countries. Please check out the product detail page on Mercedes-Benz /developers to get an overview about the data coverage per country for this product.
Due to antitrust law and data protection, we cannot share exact figures of vehicles driving around. We could offer you to check the numbers of data points in a defined period.
Our goal as Mercedes-Benz Data is to pave the way for a data-driven automotive world. Always with the focus on providing our customers the greatest added value through new, personalized services. That’s why we work together with selected partners always under protection of the customer rights.
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