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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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Airplane Black Boxes and Car Black Boxes: What are their similarities and differences?
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Airplane black boxes Recent aviation disasters such as the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and the Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 crash highlight the importance of black boxes on airplanes. These black boxes provide important information that, during most times, no other devices or person could provide. These black boxes tell the story of just what occurred during the flight and what happened just before the plane crashed. These black boxes, or formally known as flight data recorders, record the… read more →

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Today’s fleet managers are very lucky to have truck tracking systems and software to make their jobs a whole lot easier. You get all the information you need and more. Plus, all that data can help you make timely decisions that are based on accurate and up-to-the-minute information. Any company that has a fleet of vehicles, big or small, can benefit from lorry tracking systems. Why should a business use lorry tracking systems and software? The answer is, overall, you… read more →

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The Use of Telematics in the Preventative Maintenance..
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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Meet Our Experts (view all)

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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