Telematics

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Telematics data successfully used in defence of a policyholder

Global pioneer of telematics-based car insurance, Insure The Box, has marked another industry first as its telematics data is successfully used in defence of a policyholder in a liability trial at Wandsworth County Court. Whilst telematics data is used every day by Insure The Box, enabling it to ensure legitimate claims are paid quickly and efficiently, this was the first time the data played a fundamental role in a liability case that went to Court. 
26th July 2016

Modules provide cellular connectivity for automotive vehicles

Modules provide cellular connectivity for automotive vehicles
It has been announced by Sierra Wireless that PATEO has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime AR series modules to enable cellular connectivity for its telematics units being installed in automotive vehicles for the China market. The automotive-grade AR series embedded modules began shipping to PATEO in Q1 2016, and the first deployment of their telematics units is in Geely’s vehicle platforms.
14th July 2016

Compact UDR receiver suited for small-sized vehicle trackers

Compact UDR receiver suited for small-sized vehicle trackers
u-blox has announced a miniature UDR (Untethered Dead Reckoning) receiver which measures just 7x7mm, making it suited for small-sized vehicle trackers. The EVA-M8E provides untethered dead-reckoning performance without any electrical connection to the vehicle, using low cost inertial sensors and offers continuous positioning even before GNSS signals have been received.
23rd June 2016


3D ADR firmware enables low latency for interactive HUDs

3D ADR firmware enables low latency for interactive HUDs
Designed for first mount or aftermarket road vehicle applications, such as in-car navigation, infotainment systems, telematics units and fleet management, u-blox has released its 4th gen firmware for 3D ADR (Automotive Dead Reckoning) GNSS modules and chips. The upgraded GNSS receivers now offer real-time continuous navigation output with an update rate of 20Hz, enabling low latency for applications such as interactive HUDs.
9th May 2016

Company wins £5m contract to produce insurance telematics solutions

Company wins £5m contract to produce insurance telematics solutions
Stadium Group has been awarded a substantial new supply contract by Trak Global. This contract, worth £5 million, builds on the existing partnership between the two companies and will see Stadium continue to produce Trak Global's Usage-Based Insurance (UBI) units, which are fitted to vehicles to monitor individual driving styles.
16th March 2016

Companies collaborate on telematics control units

Sierra Wireless has announced that Valeo has selected smart automotive modules from Sierra Wireless for a new gen of telematics control units to enable connected car services internationally. The first deployment of the Valeo and Sierra Wireless telematics solution will be in vehicles built by the global automaker Geely for the Russian market.
23rd February 2016

Uber is using smartphone tech to verify feedback

Uber is using smartphone tech to verify feedback
Feedback from both riders and drivers is important for Uber, hence why the company insist that drivers rate the passengers, and vice versa, after each ride. The reasons for low ratings are not always obvious: a driver might be unhappy about an unruly passenger; or, alternatively, a rider might be worried that the driver was going too fast.
29th January 2016

Ethernet AVB chipset enables infotainment & telematics

Ethernet AVB chipset enables infotainment & telematics
Designed to reliable multimedia transmissions for next-gen infotainment and telematics, Toshiba Electronics Europe has introduced an automotive-grade Ethernet bridge solution. The TC9560XBG supports standards such as IEEE 802.1AS and IEEE 802.1Qav, generally referred to as Ethernet-AVB.
7th January 2016

In-vehicle computer for telematics applications

ACROSSER Technology announces the launch of its fanless in-vehicle computer, AIV-QM97V1FL. This rugged compact x86 embedded computer is dedicated to use in the in-vehicle computing industry. Equipped with a 5th generation Intel Core i Broadwell U processors, the model provides sufficient computing power for simultaneous handling of a variety of vehicle applications.
22nd October 2015

Dedicated telematics processors enhance safety & fuel efficiency

Dedicated telematics processors enhance safety & fuel efficiency
STMicroelectronics has introduced a family of application-specific processors for automotive telematics and connectivity applications. Called Telemaco2, the family offers a set of scalable, small-footprint, automotive-grade, Linux-programmable MCUs that are dedicated to in-car systems that enhance safety, comfort, and fuel efficiency.
7th October 2015


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