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Connected Car Show: Issues Arise as Automakers Look to Autonomous Vehicles

November 21, 2014By
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Hacking, Privacy, and Consumer Acceptance Top the List
Vehicle styling, speed and looks took the back seat while capabilities driven by GPS, sensors and data were up front at the Los Angeles Auto Show’s Connected Car Expo, held this week in Los Angeles. Privacy and security, distractibility and safety, and human interfaces were all hot issues. read more

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AT&T, LG to Collaborate on Connected Cars

November 20, 2014By

Since the AT&T Drive Studio opened in January 2014, twelve companies have joined AT&T there in an effort to collaborate and develop new services for the connected car of the future. The latest company to join is LG Electronics, which signed on November 18. AT&T Drive Studio is a connected car center for innovation and research. Its sponsorship agreement with LG allows the companies... read more

Denso Tests Autonomous Cars on Japan Roads

November 20, 2014By
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Denso Corp. began testing advanced driving support technology on a public road in Aichi Prefecture, Japan, this past June. Denso is testing automated driving scenarios in a single lane and testing automatic lane changes, as well as other driving maneuvers. Denso’s goal is to develop technologies that reduce driver workload and assist in safe driving. Previously, Denso tested this technology on its test... read more

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Autonomous Vehicles Are Coming…But When?

November 20, 2014By
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The autonomous, or driverless, vehicle market seems to be a big side topic at connected car conferences. Location technology will continue to play a role in the development of autonomous vehicle markets. However, many view a fully autonomous vehicle to be more than 10 years away — these are usually folks from the auto industry or academia. Others, those who lurk around Silicon Valley, believe that driverless cars will be on the road in half that time...and once again, if Detroit doesn’t move on it, they will. read more

Car Dealership’s GPS Tracking System Saves Philadelphia Kidnap Victim

November 10, 2014By

A GPS tracking device helped Philadelphia police rescue a woman who was kidnapped November 2 and apprehend the suspect who abducted her. A growing number of used car dealerships use the technology to protect their investments. This time it protected the life of an innocent victim of violent crime. The NBC affiliate in Philadelphia covered the story on the air and... read more

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Teletrac’s Fleet Director Improvements Designed for Mobile

November 3, 2014By
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Teletrac, Inc., a GPS tracking and fleet management provider, is offering a new version of its Fleet Director GPS fleet tracking system that provides users with greater control and flexibility, Teletrac said. Users now have full access to Fleet Director’s management features via mobile device, in addition to desktop functionality. Also, the latest update offers robust fleet management tools, such as the... read more

Omnitracs Completes Acquisition of XRS Corporation

November 3, 2014By

Omnitracs LLC, a provider of fleet management solutions to transportation and logistics companies, has completed the acquisition of XRS Corporation for $178 million. XRS is a provider of mobile-based solutions that enable trucking companies to manage fleets, comply with regulations, and reduce operating costs. Omnitracs acquired XRS to strengthen its core technology portfolio, adding complementary solutions designed to help fleets... read more

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Geotab Offers Future-Proof Commercial Telematics Solution

October 28, 2014By

Geotab, a telematics engineering company, has launched its new GO7 telematics device. The GO7 allows fleet management applications to receive vehicle data communications from the engine, drive train, instrument cluster and other subsystems. The Geotab GO7 is the newest device in Geotab’s line of telematics solutions and has added a number of new features such as programmable CANBUS, OBD, J1708 connection pins,... read more