Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The science and technology of sending, receiving, and processing information via telecommunications.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[tele(communication) + (infor)matics.]

Examples

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

    New features coming to OnStar

  • 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.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • 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.co.uk - 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

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