The OpenXC Platform

OpenXC™ is a combination of open source hardware and software that lets you extend your vehicle with custom applications and pluggable modules. It uses standard, well-known tools to open up a wealth of data from the vehicle to developers.

OpenXC Use Diagram.

What is OpenXC™?

OpenXC™ is a data-focused API for your car and by installing a small hardware module, the vehicle data becomes accessible to Android or other desktop applications using the OpenXC library.

OpenXC Overview

Unlocking Rich Vehicle Data

OpenXC™ allows consumer devices, such as smart phones, to access data from a vehicle. Using OpenXC™, you can monitor many of the sensors on a vehicle, enabling new and innovative vehicle-centric applications.

See the Data

Using OpenXC™

Ready to start developing applications using OpenXC™ and vehicle data? You can start developing without any hardware using the Python or Android libraries.

Get Started

Vehicle Interface Hardware

OpenXC™ supports open source hardware, and there are a number of options for building or buying a compatible vehicle interface.

Get the Hardware


Traffic Tamer App Challenge - Deadline Extended

The deadline for app submissions for the Traffic Tamer App Challenge has been extended to March 4th at 5:00pm EST. Apps submitted prior to this date are eligible for cash prizes from a pool of $25,000.

Please visit the website,, for more information and full contest rules.

Traffic Tamer App Challenge

The Ford Motor Company is sponsoring the Traffic Tamer App Challenge to address the problem of traffic congestion in the streets of major metropolitan areas, in this case, London. $25,000 in prizes are available for winning developers.

Developers are encouraged to use OpenXC™ as part of their solution to the challenge. To get started, visit the getting started page to learn how you can use OpenXC™ in your projects.

Submissions are currently being accepted with a deadline of January 15th, 2014 March 4th, 2014. Please visit the website,, for more information and full contest rules.