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  • n. The science of sending, receiving and storing information via telecommunication devices.
  • n. The use of Global Positioning System technology integrated with computers and mobile communications technology.


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  • Regular readers of Consumer Reports will recognize the term telematics as meaning the combination of telecommunications and GPS technology.

    New features coming to OnStar

  • The devices, which are required by a growing number of subprime loan contracts, are the product of a revolution in telematics -- the blending of telecommunications and wireless technology.

    Boing Boing

  • The word telematics is a blend of telecommunication and informatics, and the way it's being used here is to mean the way cars can communicate with the grid and the Internet.

    Autoblog Green

  • It's the latest sign of auto makers racing to expand their offerings of interactive electronics, known as telematics, a field that has mainly been dominated by General Motors Corp. with its OnStar system.

    Ford's Sync Adds Interactive Features

  • That's only one of the many ways your life is about to be changed through the development of what auto-industry techies call telematics -- a vast array of wireless connections between you, your car, computers, satellites and, yes, the inevitable Internet.

    The Wired Road Ahead

  • LANE: The New York law (car honking), and threats of more legislation elsewhere have driven carmakers to invest in so-called telematics systems with built-in microphones and voice recognition systems.

    CNN Transcript Nov 1, 2001

  • This technology, also known as telematics insurance, monitors a driver's behaviour by using data transmitted from a Smartbox, which is fitted to the policyholder's car, via satellite. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • DALLAS - ATX, a leading provider of customized connected vehicle (also known as telematics) services to global automobile manufacturers, announced today its new mobile emergency management platform integrating its location-specific, emergency notification of vehicle emergencies to emergency responders with emergency towing, roadside assistance and auto insurance notification services provided by its corporate parent, Cross Country Automotive

    ThomasNet News - Today's New Product News

  • The intersection of information and communications technology, also known as telematics, is expected to be a standard feature in vehicles by 2015 according to ABI Research. 1 The use of telematics allows vehicles to be connected in ways that are designed to enhance the driving experience for consumers, or increase the operational effectiveness of transportation companies.

    Autoblog Green

  • The technology, called telematics, can provide drivers with services ranging from automatically seeking and guiding emergency help after an accident, locking and unlocking car doors from a smartphone, or locating a stolen vehicle.

    Dallas Business News - Local Dallas News | Dallas Business Journal


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