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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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Gemalto showcases connected car solutions at Detroit Telematics

Gemalto showcases connected car solutions at Detroit Telematics

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, will showcase its expanded portfolio of M2M automotive solutions at Detroit Telematics 2014. Delivering a unique combination of innovative technologies, the comprehensive offering includes a range of leading edge Gemalto Cinterion® automotive-grade connectivity solutions. The demos provide tangible implementations of connected car features such as high-speed mobile connectivity enabling advanced GPS navigational features and eCall capabilities for roadside security. Leveraging Near Field [...]

Nokia launches $100 million Connected Car Fund managed by Nokia Growth Partners (NGP)

Nokia launches $100 million Connected Car Fund managed by Nokia Growth Partners (NGP)

The fund will invest in promising auto tech and local services companies in collaboration with HERE, a Nokia company, to grow the ecosystem around HERE's mapping and location products and services. Nokia today announced the launch of a USD 100 million Connected Car fund to be managed by Nokia Growth Partners (NGP). The fund will identify and invest in companies whose innovations will be important for a world of connected and intelligent vehicles. Nokia is already a major player in the automotive industry providing location intelligence [...]

Connected cars, already a reality

Connected cars, already a reality

On the market side, in 2018, 420 million automobiles will be connected; representing a 57% CAGR on the 45 million connected vehicles in 2013. In its latest report, IDATE analyses the connected car strategies of manufacturers, mobile carriers and application providers. A ‘connected car’ is one equipped with access to the Internet (the network of networks) whereby it can communicate with the outside world. This allows the car to share Internet access to other devices both inside and outside around the vehicle. Samuel Ropert, Project [...]

Volvo Cars and AT&T Enter Multi-Year Agreement to Connect Future Models in U.S. and Canada

Volvo Cars and AT&T Enter Multi-Year Agreement to Connect Future Models in U.S. and Canada

AT&T, and Volvo Cars, both leaders in connected cars, have entered into a new multi-year agreement to enable future Volvo vehicles in the U.S. and Canada with high speed wireless connectivity. AT&T is scheduled to power Volvo’s US 2015 model year connected car solution with Sensus Connect, an embedded infotainment service. Volvo customers in the U.S. and Canada will also have access to Volvo On Call, a service allowing remote access to car functions and an emergency crash notification service. Volvo plans to enable cars with AT&T [...]

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