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Telematics is only the first step

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The dot on the screen that shows where a vehicle is, and the alarm in the cab that warns a driver to slow down,is not fleet management. Intelligence that enables real-time business decision-making is. Legislation in India makes it compulsory for public transport vehicles to have vehicle telematics devices installed. …

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From cars to connected and intelligent cars

Kalyan Varma
Vice President
Global Business Field – Electrical
Products – IMEA

While travelling on the Indian roads, one often comes across the persistent problems of incessant traffic jams, long queues at the toll booths, mixing of traffic on roads by different vehicles, i.e. same roads used by high speed cars, trucks, 2 wheelers, cyclists and even animals. Safety & security needs …

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When Cars go beyond driving

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Amidst concerns of safety and security, there is no question that technology can bring many benefits to transportation. Automated processes and intelligent controls can reduce delays and human error, preserve resources, improve connectivity, and enhance customer experience.  As populations continue to grow and put pressure on the transportation sector to …

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What CAN you do?

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When you decide to monitor parameters such as vehicle speed and fuel level, a reliable and proven solution is to install a GPS tracker and a fuel sensor. If you need access to information such as engine speed, mileage, coolant temperature and other data from the onboard computer – this …

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India is well-connected with Africa – can this lead to the development and export of connected cars and trucks?

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India’s expanding automotive and telecommunications sector opens doors for the development and export of connected vehicles to Africa. This article will focus on two African countries that India already has good trade relations with; South Africa and Nigeria. India’s transporting industry and government are focusing on increasing the growth of …

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Connected cars and the role of telematics in the future of intelligent transport

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Undoubtedly connected cars are transforming the driving experience across Australia and the world. From driverless cars to real-time traffic updates and on-demand infotainment, telematics has endlesspotential to vastly improve the efficiency and safety, as well as the enjoyment of drivers on the nation’s roads. The benefits of telematics do not …

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Rising to the challenge: The quest to save over one million Indian lives in the next decade

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The need: 50% in the next 5 years – This is the bold directive issuedby Transport Minister Shri Nitin Gadkari for reduction in accidents on Indian roads.[1] Road accidents are now seen as a global epidemic, and particularly so in India where almost 5 lakh crashes occurred in 2014, taking …

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Autonomous Vehicle – A Solution to Traffic Congestion

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The pursuit of self-driving cars is well and truly underway, with the who’s who of automakers mostly targeting around 2020 or 2021 to roll out vehicles that are at least Level 3 automation (according to SAE International’s classification). Some, like Tesla, is even more ambitious with sights set on 2018 …

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The cost of connectivity – What consumers are telling us

Nick Gill | CapgeminiNick Gill | Capgemini

Every year Capgemini conducts extensive consumer entitled Cars Online. The new 2017 study has some fascinating results covering what consumers want and don’t want, and what they are prepared to pay for or not. The good news is that consumers value connectivity, and are open to share information, but the …

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Telematics is a paradigm shift for insurers and consumers alike

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Maneesh Prasad, Editor, Smart Automotive & CEO of Telematics Wire explored the horizon of insurance telematics in discussion with Nino, where he gave interesting insights. Q: Congratulations on reaching 5 million connected cars under your Octo umbrella. What numbers do you expect in the next 3 to 4 years? A: …

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