Vehicle Geofence

Last Updated on : 2022-07-22 06:28:03

Background information

To reduce the loss rate of smart electric two-wheeled vehicles, users are increasingly concerned about the real-time locations and loss status of the vehicles. Therefore, Tuya provides the vehicle geofence feature to protect cellular vehicles from being lost.

UI interaction

The following user interface is provided for your reference.

Vehicle Geofence


DP configuration

DP name DP code Data transfer type Data type
Geofence geofence_switch Send and report (read-write) Boolean

Advanced features

Feature Description Parameter
Vehicle geofence If a vehicle moves outside the radius of a specified geofence, an alert is generated. The radius of a geofence is 100 meters by default and can be customized.
Vehicle Geofence

Field parsing

To implement the vehicle geofence feature, choose Tuya IoT Development Platform > Product > Tuya OS > Development, click Continue to Develop for your target product, go to Function Definition > Advanced Functions, enable the Vehicle Geofence advanced function, and then select the DP geofence_switch.

If users tap the geofence feature on the app, a dialog box appears for users to select an alert method. By default, users can check alerts at the Message Center. Users can also additionally subscribe to the value-added services that enable alerts by phone calls or SMS. Multiple alert methods can be selected.

After Vehicle Geofence is enabled, the app sends the DP status geofence_switch=1 and the vehicle reports the same DP status.

Trigger conditions

With Vehicle Geofence enabled, the system automatically records the location where a vehicle is last locked. The lock DP status is blelock_switch=0. You can set rules to report vehicle location packets when the vehicle is locked. A geofence with a specified radius is generated in the cloud. Then, the vehicle only needs to continuously report location data.

In the locked status, if the vehicle is consecutively located to be out of the geofence radius three times, the cloud trigger alerts as you have defined.

We recommend that you set a low frequency of reporting location data in the locked status to reduce power consumption. If vehicle vibration is detected, the reporting frequency is increased. After the vehicle returns to the stable status, location reporting can be delayed for 5 to 10 minutes to reduce the frequency again.