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floating car data (FCD)

FCD technology (Floating Car Data) is a telematics service

used in

automotive technology in

which vehicles are used as mobile recording units for determining traffic data.The position is determined using a GPS system

and dynamic data such as driving speed isrecorded via sensors. The motor vehicle itself can be regarded as a mobile telematics system, which transmits the data about the position and the traffic state via mobile radio networks to the control centre or, in the case of car-to-car communication

(C2C), to other vehicles. TheFCD data goes to the digital traffic radio

(TMCpro), among others, which takes it into account in its status messages. The Floating Car Data (FCD) and Extended Floating Car Data (XFCD) enable new services such as dynamic destination guidance and local hazard warnings.

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Englisch: floating car data - FCD
Updated at: 21.10.2013
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