Combination of OBD car GPS tracker and MQTT is a right choice for automobile industry

The four-wheeler in which you are sitting right now is not only used as a mode of transportation. It has more than a steering wheel, brake, USB port and door locks. How many of us are aware of the term OBD?

OBD was first introduced by CARB (California Air Resources Board), and if you have purchased a car after 1996, chances are that it is equipped with OBD-II (On-board diagnostics II) port. As a result, most of the cars and trucks on the road have this functionality enabled. But what OBD-II is?

OBD-II is a sort of computer that monitors emissions, mileage, speed and other vehicle data. It is connected to the Check Engine light, that lightens up when the system detects a problem. This small tracking device for cars can detect the vehicle problem before the driver detects the symptoms.

OBD car GPS tracker is a simple plug and play device that plugs directly into your car’s OBD port usually present underneath the steering wheel area. You can easily track yours with our web platform or with our iOS / Android app.

  • No cutting of wires. Just plug the tracker into your car’s OBD port.
  • Real-time location of your car directly at your fingertips
  • View the historic location of your every trip.
  • Geo-fence your vehicle and get notified when you tracker enters/exits a defined area
  • SIM card included, ready to use the tracking device.
  • Locate update after every 30 seconds of movement.

There are many car tracking device suppliers but only few provide MQTT support with it. Among that ThinkRace Technology is the one of the leading OBD car tracker manufacture that provides MQTT/TLS support with their tracking device. Their car tracking device supports:

  • MQTT based remote configuration and settings
  • Username and password based authentication
  • MQTT based firmware upgrade
  • FOTA (Firmware Over The Air)

What really is MQTT?

“MQTT “(Message Queue Telemetry Transport) is a messaging protocol which provides the limitation on network clients to share telemetry data. This protocol plays a vital role in the internet of things (IoT) and uses publish/subscribe communication also used for machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. MQTT is an ideal choice for wireless networks where everything is latent.

What is Publish / Subscribe?

When someone publishes a message, via MQTT it is published in a topic. This topic is like a channel where everyone subscribed to that topic receives the message. For an example, you can take Twitter.

What is MQTT Broker?

MQTT Broker is a server where platforms like Twitter from the Internet of Things can connect using MQTT.

Converge of OBD car tracking and MQTT protocol make tracking safer. Along with real-time tracking, you get a safe data transmission. With OBD car tracking and MQTT connect your car to a digital world in a smarter and safer way.