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OEM and Aftermarket Telematics Expected to Surpass 40% of Cellular M2M Connections by 2017

OEM and Aftermarket Telematics Expected to Surpass 40% of Cellular M2M Connections by 2017

In the latest analysis by ABI Research, OEM Telematics and Aftermarket Telematics will be dominant sectors for cellular M2M connections, growing to over 40% connection share. This in a market where cellular M2M connections will grow by double-digits regardless of application category. By 2019, over 600 million connections will reside on cellular networks. Says Dan Shey, practice director: “Vehicles are being targeted on two fronts for cellular connectivity. OEMs are embedding cellular to both add safety, convenience, and infotainment [...]

Automile partners with Telit

Automile partners with Telit

Automile partners with Telit to deliver Automile connected car platform to leading international car manufacturer. Automile AB, a Swedish start-up based in Stockholm, has built a telematics platform with the Internet of Things in mind, called Automile PRO, reinventing fleet management for businesses to connect with their car and driving data via a smart cellular based OBD II device, available in 53 countries. Automile has partnered with Telit Wireless Solutions to use Telit m2mAIR Mobile Core service to provide network connectivity and [...]

Turkcell Announces Connected Car Platform for More Access to Information and Fun on the Go

Turkcell Announces Connected Car Platform for More Access to Information and Fun on the Go

Turkcell, Turkey’s leading telecommunications and technology company, announced Turkey’s first Connected Car Platform. The platform connects the car and its driver to mobile internet and essential location-based services, enriching the driving experience. Turkcell’s Connected Car Platform, which will be available in select Subaru and Volvo models in Turkey as of August 1st, offers an infotainment screen that works online. The driver can connect to vital information and entertainment under three categories: Navigation, Internet, [...]

World First: Emergency Call System with FUJITSU TEN-provided Telematics Control Unit Successfully Demonstrated in Europe and Russia Simultaneously

World First: Emergency Call System with FUJITSU TEN-provided Telematics Control Unit Successfully Demonstrated in Europe and Russia Simultaneously

Developer of ECLIPSE car navigation brand and advanced safety systems, FUJITSU TEN LIMITED provided an emergency call specification Telematics Control Unit (TCU)¹ for the emergency call system live demonstration at the ITS European Congress 2014 venue in Helsinki. To demonstrate the interchangeability between the European eCall system and the Russian ERA-GLONASS system, demonstrations were carried out simultaneously in Europe and Russia for the first time in the world. To help mitigate the consequences of serious road accidents, the [...]

A Look Into the Future of Connected Cars

A Look Into the Future of Connected Cars

Guest post by Eva Enanoria, LeadingQuest. Recent market research shows that the Connected Cars market can grow really big. According to these reports, the US market alone will grow at 6.92% CAGR over a period of five years, from 2013 to 2018. We asked how ready the world, the consumers and businesses, is for connected cars. Eventually, we will. But do we know what we are getting ourselves ready for? At the rate that the connected world and Internet of Things are going, connecting virtually everything, from phones, to smart homes, to [...]

Novatel Wireless and RacoWireless Provide Aftermarket Telematics Solution Targeting LATAM Markets

Novatel Wireless and RacoWireless Provide Aftermarket Telematics Solution Targeting LATAM Markets

Novatel Wireless, Inc. and RacoWireless today announced the incorporation of Novatel Wireless’ integrated product line with RacoWireless’ Position Logic platform, providing a full, end-to-end aftermarket telematics solution for LATAM markets. Felix Lluberes, President of Location-Based Services, RacoWireless, said: “Novatel Wireless’ leading M2M solutions are a clear choice for aftermarket telematics deployments. Coupling their leading devices with our platform enables us to deliver a full featured, end-to-end solution to our [...]

Vodafone to Buy Cobra Automotive

Vodafone to Buy Cobra Automotive

Deal Expand's Telecom Group's Connected Car Offering. Vodafone Group PLC said Monday it has agreed to buy Cobra Automotive Technologies SpA, an Italian provider of electronics services to the car industry, for €145 million ($197.5 million) as part of its strategy to connect more everyday objects. The British mobile telecommunications giant, similar to its peers, is eager to develop its business in the so-called "machine-to-machine" (M2M) industry—also known as the "internet of things" —as a growing source of sales. U.S. networking [...]

LTE for automotive applications

LTE for automotive applications

Guest post by Charles Sturman and Carl Fenger, u-blox. The 4G-enabled car is the next hot “consumer device” Fig. 1: LTE is enabling a new generation of high-speed video-rich in-vehicle applications and servicesAt the 2014 CES, the world's largest consumer electronics trade show held annually in Las Vegas, there was a clear emphasis on intelligent, broadband connected cars. All the major automotive suppliers were showcasing cars with sophisticated navigation and infotainment. To a large extent, the key technology enabling these [...]

Flaircomm selects Gemalto to provide secure M2M solution for car manufacturers in China

Flaircomm selects Gemalto to provide secure M2M solution for car manufacturers in China

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security announces that Flaircomm Microelectronics Inc., a high-tech company developing devices for the automotive industry, is integrating Gemalto’s M2M solution in their telematics control unit (T-Box). The solution designed for car manufacturers in China includes the Cinterion® MIM and integrates smoothly with in-car cellular networks. The T-box is ruggedized for extreme conditions including high temperatures, pressures and vibrations. It can inform the driver of the car conditions such as oil [...]

Summit Partners and FleetCor Technologies Acquire Masternaut, a European Leader in Telematics

Summit Partners and FleetCor Technologies Acquire Masternaut, a European Leader in Telematics

Growth equity investor Summit Partners today announced a joint venture with FleetCor Technologies, Inc. to acquire Masternaut Group Holdings Limited, Europe’s largest provider of telematics solutions to commercial fleets, from Francisco Partners. Masternaut’s management team, led by its experienced CEO Martin Hiscox, will continue to operate the business and remain shareholders in the company. Founded in 1996 and with headquarters in the U.K., Masternaut provides a SaaS-based Mobile Resource Management (MRM) application suite for [...]

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