Edmunds opens their vehicle API
Edmunds.com has made available its full database of vehicle specs and pricing on nearly 1.2 million new and used vehicles from more than 2,500 dealers nationwide.
Edmunds.com is claiming their Vehicle API provides the most comprehensive automotive data available, including vehicle specs, dealer information, inventory listings, VIN decoding, vehicle options, vehicle photos and videos, vehicle ratings, reviews and vehicle pricing.
Why open up Edmunds’ data?
We here at Edmunds we believe strongly that innovation is fostered best through openness and transparency. We’re opening up our data because we want to give you, the developer, the ability to explore its potential. You can use the breadth and detail of the automotive information available through the Edmunds’ API to create mashups, mobile apps, visualizations and other data consuming applications that will provide an added dimension of user experience for the automotive consumer. Edmunds is committed to helping automotive consumers find the car that meets their every need. Providing our data to other developers interested in automotive data is a key component to achieving our goal.
What data can I access to through the Edmunds’ APIs?
The current version of the Edmunds’ APIs divides automotive information into the following three areas:
- Vehicle API: Detailed information about a vehicle(s) as defined by Make, Model, and Model Year. Also, the Vehicle API provides information about a vehicle’s Style, Pricing, Incentives, Rebates, Maintenance and media, such as Photos.
- Dealer API: Dealer information was well as information about incentives and rebates are available through this API.
- Inventory API: Get vehicle information from a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number)
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