There are a lot of wifi or bluetooth OBD2 dongles available and also a lot of apps in the app store are offering car diagnostic by connecting to such a dongle. Beside a lot of debugging and error message features there are even a few metrics available which could be useful for Mapillary:
- vehicle speed
- steering angle
This data could improve the position data provided by GPS and capturing places without GPS signal (e. g. tunnels) could also be possible. Especially when I’m driving slow and/or there are a lot of huge buildings, forest, … some of the pictures are mapped far away from the actual position. By using the data from OBD2 and surrounded images the bad position could be corrected.
Have you ever thought about it or is it a bad idea in general?