How telematics is changing the life of car owners today


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


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


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


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.


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

PATEO using Sierra Wireless modules for cellular connectivity in Geely vehicles


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


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


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


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


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 .