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Telematics is a general term that refers to any device which merges telecommunications and infomatics. Telematics includes anything from GPS systems to navigation systems. It is responsible for many features in vehicles from OnStar to hands free mobile calling.

Telematics enables wireless data communication and opens up a huge range of possibilities. It can enable you to have wireless television and internet on your vehicle. Telematics is essentially a range of different features, options and devices that are brought together by a single principle – data and communication.

Through telematics you enjoy many benefits in your vehicle on a daily basis such as roadside assistance and remote unlocking of your vehicle. Lets say you forgot the car keys in the vehicle, well with telematics and a quick phone call you could get your car unlocked.

Telematics is also used heavily in fleet tracking and management. More and more fleet owners are finding huge savings by adopting telematics technology.


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Posted in Expert Opinion by Frank Pellitta

When it comes to telematics in fleets, a lot of focus has been trained on location data and its many uses. However, telematics has also been tremendously useful in maintaining vehicles to avoid problems, such as having the truck, car or bus break down, and other issues before they become a major headache. Preventive maintenance, with the help of telematics, is a godsend for busy fleet managers who are having..

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Frank Pellitta

Frank has been an expert in the telematics industry for over 15 years. While employed by telematics industry giants – QNX, Cross Country, and Airbiquity, he helped automakers build systems using all aspects of the technology.

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Daniel Zloczower

Multilingual executive with a proven track record of success in International Sales, Marketing and Business Development in the Latin American, US, European and African markets in diverse industries.

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Elaina Farnsworth

Elaina Farnsworth is a public speaker, entrepreneur, writer and thought leader. In her dynamic role as CEO of Mobile Comply, She coaches executives and their teams on mobile related topics in Connected Vehicle and Enterprise Mobility.

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