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Telematics Detroit Changes Name to Reflect Shift to Autonomous Cars

January 27, 2015By

Telematics Detroit, the connected car event, has officially changed its name to TU-Automotive Detroit to reflect the paradigm shift in auto mobility. The event will take place June 3-4 at The Suburban Collection Showplace in Detroit. The name change to TU-Automotive Detroit is intended to reflect how “automakers are evolving from heavy manufacturers into nimble technology companies and the self-driving car is... read more

By 2020 Connected Cars Will Mean In-Vehicle Services, Automated Driving

January 27, 2015By

By 2020 a quarter billion connected vehicles will be on the road, enabling new in-vehicle services and automated driving capabilities, according to Gartner, Inc. During the next five years, the proportion of new vehicles equipped with this capability will increase dramatically, making connected cars a major element of the Internet of Things (IoT). Gartner forecasts that 4.9 billion connected things... read more

LoJack, Novatel Wireless Join on Inventory Management for Auto Market

January 26, 2015By

LoJack Corporation is collaborating with Novatel Wireless to develop robust positioning and accuracy capabilities in the LoJack Connect for Inventory Management system. The system helps sales personnel at dealerships accurately track and actively monitor vehicle inventory across multiple lots, helping to minimize the time required in the regular dealer inventory process. Accessible via computer, tablet and mobile phone, users can verify vehicle location, access relevant... read more

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Navman Wireless Launches 360 Degree Fleet Safety Solution

January 23, 2015By

Navman Wireless is launching an integrated vehicle tracking and camera technology product aimed at helping businesses manage risk, improve road safety, and reduce insurance costs. The product, labeled “360 Degree,” integrates telematics, vehicle tracking technology and in-cab safety camera equipment to create what Navman calls a “seamless umbrella of preventive and protective technology.” The system is designed to help mitigate poor driving,... read more

LoJack Showcases TomTom Fleet Solution at NADA 2015

January 23, 2015By

LoJack Corporation, a vehicle theft recovery and fleet management company, will demonstrate a range of new connected car collaborations and telematics solutions this week at the National Automotive Dealers Association (NADA) Convention & Exposition in San Francisco. LoJack Fleet Management powered by TomTom is a comprehensive GPS-based advanced telematics system designed for tracking and managing fleets ranging from five to 5,000... read more

Janam Introduces Rugged Mobile Computer with Multi-OS Support

January 21, 2015By
The Janam XM5 series has both Windows and Android OS.

Janam Technologies LLC, a provider of rugged mobile computers that scan barcodes and communicate wirelessly, today announced the launch of its XM5 family of rugged mobile computers. Designed to maximize the mobility investments of enterprise and government organizations, the new XM5 has high-sensitivity GPS and Assisted GPS, and supports Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 and Android operating systems on the same hardware.... read more

CNN Signs UAV Research Agreement with the FAA

January 14, 2015By

CNN has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRDA) with the Federal Aviation Administration to advance efforts to integrate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) into newsgathering and reporting. The cooperation arrangement will integrate efforts from CNN’s existing research partnership with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). Coordination between and among CNN, GTRI and the FAA has already begun. The FAA will... read more

Ford Autonomous Vehicle On the Way, CEO Says

January 8, 2015By
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Ford Motor Company highlighted the semi-autonomous vehicles it has on the road today and fully autonomous vehicles now in development at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week. “We’re already manufacturing and selling semi-autonomous vehicles that use software and sensors to steer into both parallel and perpendicular parking spaces, adjust speed based on traffic flow or apply the... read more