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 .

How telematics is changing the life of car owners today

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When it comes to ensuring the best interaction by driver and car, just having a smartphone in the vehicle is no longer sufficient. If you want to scan all vehicle parameters continuously, and simultaneously record the route history using GPS navigation, you need a more scalable solution. The best option is telematics: the area of information technology that covers electronic communications, and the use of OBD devices in particular.

An OBD device is a compact gadget that attaches to the...

By Robert Schuessler, 09 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Telematics .

Spireon cites yearly connected device adoption as key in financial growth

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On the back of the addition of more than one million new connected devices over the past 12 months, Spireon has reported its 20th straight quarter of year-on-year revenue growth.

The addition in connected devices was witnessed across all major vehicle telematics segments, including new and used car dealers and lenders, small and medium sized fleets, transportation and trailer, rental car companies and consumer markets. Profitability more than doubled at the company that boasts over...

By Connected CarTech, 03 August 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Devices, Telematics .

TomTom Telematics collaborating with Sage to provide real-time accounting for fleets

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TomTom Telematics is partnering with Sage to provide real-time accounting for companies with fleets of vehicles.

The collaboration will witness the integration of TomTom WEBFLEET and Sage Live, with customers of the latter solution now being offered an automatic view of fleet data from connected vehicles – including trucks, light commercial vehicles and passenger cars.

Sage is a company that provides cloud accounting software. WEBFLEET is used by small to large businesses to help...

By Connected CarTech, 28 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Insurance, Telematics .

How telematics data was used to provide evidence in liability trial

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Telematics data from Insure The Box was successfully utilised in the defence of a policyholder in a liability trial at Wandsworth County Court, an industry first, the company has announced. Usually, Insure The Box makes use of telematics data daily to ensure the efficient and quick payment of legitimate claims. The veracity of the telematics data helped Insure The Box defend proceedings issued against its customer as opposed to the third party’s version of events.

Adrian...

By Connected CarTech, 27 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Security, Telematics .

PATEO using Sierra Wireless modules for cellular connectivity in Geely vehicles

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PATEO, a provider of products and services for connected cars in China specialising in telematics and infotainment systems, has chosen Sierra Wireless’ AirPrime AR Series modules to provide cellular connectivity for its telematics units being deployed in automotive vehicles for the China market.

PATEO possesses a substantial share in the market for self-owned, joint venture and luxury brand markets in China. Delivery of Sierra Wireless’ automotive-grade AR Series...

By Connected CarTech, 20 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Telematics .

How a dealership’s customer loyalty can be improved using connected car technology

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Most of us take part in customer loyalty programs of airlines, large retail chains and hotels, but very few use car dealerships’ loyalty programs.  Clients of car dealerships often benefit from such programs even without knowing it, and the programs themselves do not always offer sufficient incentives for clients to return and order services.

Telematics should change this situation by making loyalty programs work for both dealerships and clients and offering discounts to those...

By Robert Schuessler, 06 July 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Apps, Data & Analytics, Telematics .

Verizon acquires Telogis to enhance connected vehicle business

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Verizon Communications has officially purchased fleet management provider Telogis for an undisclosed sum.

The telco giant has bought the Aliso Yiejo based firm in order to enhance its connected vehicle business, as it is seeking to add the best-in-class Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology and services in the connected vehicle and mobile enterprise management sectors.

Andrés Irlando, CEO of Verizon Telematics, said: “With a comprehensive enterprise product...

By Connected CarTech, 27 June 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Mergers and acquisitions, Telematics .

Zubie gains $6 million in additional funding

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Connected car platform and telematics provider Zubie has gained $6 million (£4.1m) in additional funding with Melody Capital Partners and OpenAir Equity Partners among the VCs involved.

The funding has been drawn up in order to support scaling towards satisfying increasing demand for Zubie solutions at enterprise customers, expand operations and staff and improve the core Zubie and ZinC Open API platforms while also boosting innovation. Castrol innoVentures,...

By Connected CarTech, 27 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Mergers and acquisitions, Telematics .

AT&T expands connected car products and services to meet robust customer demand

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Telco giant AT&T is expanding its connected car products and services, including unlimited data, in order to meet robust customer demand.

A recent study by AT&T and Ericsson has found that 75% of consumers view connected car services as a key feature in their next car purchase. Beginning on May 23, AT&T is offering its Unlimited Plan customers the choice of adding connected cars or a ZTE Mobley vehicle Wi-Fi plug-in device to the plan for $40 per month to gain...

By Connected CarTech, 25 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Connectivity, Telematics .

Analysing the Chinese telematics market

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As Chinese passenger vehicle manufacturers look to bolster adoption of telematics system in 2015, a key finding from the latest report by ResearchinChina is that smartphone integration and 4G LTE technologies have increased their footprint while the user experience has been boosted by IVI (in-vehicle infotainment) and networking functions. Chinese new passenger vehicles equipped with telematics products grew 32.1% year-on-year to 1.8 million units in January-September 2015.

OnStar led...

By Connected CarTech, 23 May 2016, 0 comments. Categories: Infotainment, Telematics .