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Laravel 5.2 package to work with vehicles data.

v1.0.0 2016-07-09 02:15 UTC

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Last update: 2021-10-07 04:14:20 UTC


This package allows you to work with vehicles makes, models, years and other details in Laravel 5.2.

Where the data come from?

The original list was collected from (They offer XML and CSV files). The list is updated and validated against some industry standards.




Pull this package through Composer (file composer.json)

    "require": {
        "php": ">=5.5.9",
        "laravel/framework": "5.2.*",
        "gerardojbaez/vehicle": "1.*"

Run this command inside your terminal.

composer update

Service Provider

Add the package to your application service providers in config/app.php file.


'providers' => [


  * Third Party Service Providers...

Config File, Migration and Seeders

Publish package config file, migrations and seeders with the command:

php artisan vendor:publish

Then run migrations.

php artisan migrate

Then the vehicle seeder.

php artisan db:seed --class VehicleTablesSeeder

Traits and Contracts

When one of your models has make, model, model year and/or a vehicle you can add the required relations with the traits.

See the following example:


namespace App\Models;

// [...]
use Gerardojbaez\Vehicle\Contracts\HasMake as HasMakeContract;
use Gerardojbaez\Vehicle\Contracts\HasModel as HasModelContract;
use Gerardojbaez\Vehicle\Contracts\HasModelYear as HasModelYearContract;
use Gerardojbaez\Vehicle\Contracts\HasVehicle as HasVehicleContract;
use Gerardojbaez\Vehicle\Traits\HasMake;
use Gerardojbaez\Vehicle\Traits\HasModel;
use Gerardojbaez\Vehicle\Traits\HasModelYear;
use Gerardojbaez\Vehicle\Traits\HasVehicle;

class Vehicle extends Model implements HasMakeContract, HasModelContract, HasModelYearContract, HasVehicleContract
	use HasMake, HasModel, HasModelYear, HasVehicle;

     * The attributes that are mass assignable.
     * @var array
    protected $fillable = [
	 * Belongs to one model year.
	 * @return mixed
	 */public function modelYear(){
 // TODO: Implement modelYear() method.

You do not need to use all traits if you do not need them. You can use only HasMake trait when only make is used for example.


The CSV file

All data is stored in a CSV file. This is done so it's easy to manage.

File structure:

Make Model Year cylinders displacement drive transmission class
Acura ILX 2017 4 2.4 Front-Wheel Drive 8-Speed Automated Manual Compact Cars

Update the CSV file

Export to the desired location:

php artisan vehicle:export "/path/to/exported/file.csv"

When you have done, run:

php artisan vehicle:generate "/path/to/exported/file.csv"
php artisan db:seed --class VehicleTablesSeeder

The vehicle:generate command will generate individual files containing its own data to be used with seeders.

Remember to migrate:refresh if you have prevously seeded the database!


This package comes with Gerardojbaez\Vehicle\Models\VehicleMake, Gerardojbaez\Vehicle\Models\VehicleModel, Gerardojbaez\Vehicle\Models\VehicleModelYear and Gerardojbaez\Vehicle\Models\Vehicle models.

For more information please take a look at each model.


It's more likely that you will want to retrieve makes, models and years from your frontend (via ajax for example); we have created these basic controllers for you: Gerardojbaez\Vehicle\Controllers\MakesController, Gerardojbaez\Vehicle\Controllers\ModelsController, Gerardojbaez\Vehicle\Controllers\ModelYearsController, Gerardojbaez\Vehicle\Controllers\VehicleController. You can use these directly or extends with your own.

Controllers returns a json reponse containing (if any) the requested data.


This is an example. You can structure these routes as you want.


// Show make list
Route::get('api/vehicles/makes', [
	'uses' => 'Gerardojbaez\Vehicle\Controllers\MakesController@makes',
	'as' => 'api.vehicles.makes'

// Show make models list
Route::get('api/vehicles/{make}/models', [
	'uses' => 'Gerardojbaez\Vehicle\Controllers\ModelsController@models',
	'as' => 'api.vehicles.models'

// Show model years list
Route::get('api/vehicles/{make}/{model}/years', [
	'uses' => 'Gerardojbaez\Vehicle\Controllers\ModelYearsController@years',
	'as' => 'api.vehicles.years'

// Show vehicles list
Route::get('api/vehicles/{make}/{model}/{year}/vehicles', [
	'uses' => 'Gerardojbaez\Vehicle\Controllers\VehiclesController@vehicles',
	'as' => 'api.vehicles.vehicles'

// Show vehicle details
Route::get('api/vehicles/{vehicle}/vehicle', [
	'uses' => 'Gerardojbaez\Vehicle\Controllers\VehiclesController@vehicle',
	'as' => 'api.vehicles.vehicle'


This package is free software distributed under the terms of the MIT license.