Volvo Buses


Data Access

Reliable vehicle data is crucial for maintaining efficiency and uptime. Volvo provides extensive possibilities to integrate vehicle data with your existing systems – as well as the systems you are developing. A true benefit for operators, public transport authorities and third-party system providers.

Fleet management connectivity

In a bus or coach operation, you are likely to find several digital tools and applications which can benefit from accurate and timely vehicle data. Volvo Buses offers extensive services for data access that provide operational data such as vehicle statuses, charging, energy consumption and more, based on each customer’s need. Volvo Buses strongly supports integration and third-party development of new functions and services.

FMS Gateway

For customers or third-parties using onboard hardware to collect and manage data, Volvo Buses offers FMS Gateway, which is our onboard data access service supporting the industry-wide FMS standard and extended operational data content focused on electromobility.


Having understood customers' need for data, Volvo Buses supports the idea that hardware and software should be designed so that modules can be integrated in a coherent architecture across brands. To that effect, Volvo Buses is part of different organizations such as ACEA, and ITxPT that shape standardization of the people transport industry. Volvo Buses is taking the necessary steps to comply with industry-wide standards and best practices.

FAQs - Volvo Buses Data access services

FMS Gateway translates information from the vehicle's internal network to the FMS standard. Volvo Buses FMS Gateway service adheres to the FMS standard and also offers extended operational data content focused on electromobility. FMS is the Fleet Management System which is a standard interface to vehicle data developed by the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA), an EU-based automotive standards group. 

Offboard APIs are remote application programming interfaces used for system-to-system communication and integration with customer systems. No additional customer onboard equipment is required in order to use these.

Volvo Buses onboard service adheres to the FMS standard, developed by ACEA. 

Volvo Buses offboard API services are based on ACEA's remote Fleet Management System (rFMS).

Work is ongoing to adhere to offboard vehicle standard Telediagnostic for Intelligent Garage in Real-time (TiGR), developed by the Information Technology for Public Transport (ITxPT).

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