SK Telecom trials world's first 5G connected car in South Korea

The world’s first 5G connected car has been trialled in South Korea by SK Telecom.

The company demonstrated the car in partnership with Ericsson at the BMW driving centre in Incheon.

The car, named ‘T5’, is supported by Gbps throughput and ultra-low, sub-millisecond 5G latency.

BMW’s driving centre is over 240,000 square metres, and the trial network covers the entire track, supporting over 20Gbps peak rates. SK Telecom and Ericsson jointly...

By Rachael Power, 16 November 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Telematics .

A couple of updates in the telematics space: New solutions launched

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Florida-based Pegasus TransTech has introduced its new next-generation fleet management and electronic logging software, Transflo Telematics, which has been developed in collaboration with Geotab, a GPS vehicle tracking devices and fleet management software developer.

The solution includes data and telematics software for fleet managers, an advanced electronic logging device (ELD) that can be installed in a vehicle and a mobile application which allows drivers to manage electronic logs...

By Connected CarTech, 14 October 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Telematics .

Vinli launches new partnerships for T-Mobile-powered connected car services

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Vinli has expanded its portfolio by joining hands with Meineke Car Care and Cox Automotive to offer connected car services that will be powered by T-Mobile. T-Mobile’s wireless connectivity will offer customers with an in-car telematics solution, with service supporting apps, safety services and advanced diagnostics.

Vinli will help Meineke with an open and transparent vehicle maintenance and fleet service programme, due to which, car owners will be able to receive real-time...

By Connected CarTech, 16 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Ecosystems, Insurance, Regulation, Telematics .

Bosch, Harman and Continental lead the way in ABI Research rankings

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Bosch has been named the leading connected car supplier, according to the latest rankings from ABI Research.

According to the analysis, Bosch ranked first due to its strong sales growth in 2015, high development expenditures, multiple strategic partnerships, and commitment to advanced driver assistance solutions.

Harman ranked second in the list, followed by Continental and then Delphi and Visteon, rounding off the top five Tier One vendors. The top five were recognised for their broad...

By Connected CarTech, 09 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Ecosystems, Telematics .

LG and Skyworks teaming up for connected car projects

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Skyworks Solutions has announced that many of its semiconductor solutions are powering LG Electronics’ Online Connectivity Units (OCUs), which are being supported across Volkswagen automobiles for enhancement of convenience and connectivity. Through OCUs, drivers are offered direct access to features such as smart home and location-based services from their vehicles.

There are expectations of more than a quarter of global vehicles connecting to the internet by 2020, and Skyworks is...

By Connected CarTech, 07 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Connectivity, Telematics .

Behaviour-based telematics to hit Japan through new partnership

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US-based telematics technology provider Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) and Japanese insurance company Aioi Nissay Dowa Insurance (ADI) have formed a strategic partnership aiming to introduce a behaviour-based telematics programme in Japan.

Insurers are increasingly looking for ways to introduce behaviour-based telematics to customers. In the last five years, CMT has introduced behaviour-based insurance with smartphones and successfully deployed solutions in Asia, Africa, Europe and North...

By Connected CarTech, 02 September 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Telematics .

Berg Insight: Fleet management base in Europe to double by 2020

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The latest figures from analyst firm Berg Insight have shown that the market for installed fleet management systems in Europe will hit 10.6 million by 2020, up from 5.3m in Q4 2015.

The figures come out a couple of weeks after the analyst house published numbers around fleet management in Australia and New Zealand. Earlier this month, Berg argued that the number of...

By Connected CarTech, 26 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Ecosystems, Regulation, Telematics .

How does the new auto insurance ecosystem match up to industry demand?

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The usage based insurance (UBI) market is an ever-growing industry, with an estimated 100 million vehicles set to be insured worldwide with telematics policies by 2020. This is set to grow to nearly 50% of the world’s vehicles by 2030, generating more than €250 billion in premiums for insurers.

But insurers and OEMs face a growing conundrum: what do their UBI or connected car propositions include? Currently the insurance market is using policy premium discounts through driver...

By JP Taylor, 23 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Insurance, Telematics .

Use of telematics vehicle tracking technology almost doubles among UK businesses

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RAC Telematics has revealed in a report that almost two thirds (65%) of all businesses surveyed currently utilise telematics devices – including black box and smartphone apps – in their vehicles when compared to 38% in 2015. The highest growth in use was seen in business services, at 70%, while retail and construction witnessed take-up at 67% and 66%, respectively.

When segmenting business according to size, use among sole traders has increased from 14% in 2015 to 51% at...

By Connected CarTech, 17 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Regulation, Telematics .

Commercial telematics market to hit revenues of £42.21bn by end of 2021

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A new report published by Zion Research argues that global demand for the commercial telematics market is set to grow from $20.42 billion (£15.6 billion) in 2015 to $55.14 billion (£42.21 billion) by the end of 2021, at a CAGR of a little over 18% between 2016 and 2021.

Commercial telematics finds application in a variety of areas such as infotainment, insurance telematics, fleet/asset management, satellite navigation, tele-health solutions, and others like including...

By Connected CarTech, 12 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Telematics .