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Zubie OBD-II dongle now provides Wi-Fi hotspot powered by Verizon LTE


Published: November 03, 2015 | Charleston, SC Zubie has launched a new “black” dongle that can turn into an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot as soon as you plug it in your car’s OBD-II port. The new in-car Wi-Fi solution is powered by the Verizon 4G LTE.  With the addition of seamless …

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French connected car start-up DRUST explains evolution of car-to-driver interface


There is gonna be blood! Back in the early 20th century, the Ford T man-car interface basically consisted in 2 pedals and a steering wheel. Where are we a century later? Power-trains are definitely more efficient and cars more comfortable, but the steering wheel and the pedals are still here, …

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The Floow collaborates with CarSmart to bring telematics solutions in China


Published: October 21, 2015 | Sheffield, UK The Floow (“The Floow”) and Beijing CarSmart Technology Co (“CarSmart”), a subsidiary of publicly listed IT solutions and service provider United Electronics Co., Ltd, came together at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills in the context of the 6th UK-China Internet Forum. …

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Tech entrepreneur evades over-speeding charges using telematics


Published: October 02, 2015 | Sunderland, UK A Sunderland based technology entrepreneur has escaped a charge of speeding by using telematics data. The case is the first of its kind and could open the floodgates for hundreds of thousands of motorists. As accurate, affordable GPS technology is now being used …

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AllState: Canadians are unclear about the benefits of in-vehicle telematics devices for UBI programs

Published: September 30, 2015| Toronto, Canada Allstate Canada survey finds misconceptions on advanced auto insurance options may deter Canadians from taking advantage of their potential benefits Many Canadians have embraced new automotive technology offerings because of perceived benefits, but when it comes to modernized auto insurance programs such as usage-based …

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Mahindra: It’s just a matter of time that connected cars will become a mainstream in India


It would not be an overstatement to say that the Indian telematics industry has reached its watershed moment. The combination of changing Indian macro and micro economic, political and business scenarios has given the impetus for embracing this technology, with more and more OEMs and after market players trying to …

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Exclusive: Nuance, UIEvolution, Arynga and NNG articles in Smart Automotive July-Aug edition


Published: September 20, 2015 | New Delhi, India Telematics Wire, a media services firm focused on online publication, market research and conferences related to Vehicle Telematics revealed the upcoming edition (Issue 4) of its bi-monthly publication Smart Automotive. The online edition can be accessed here. Smart Automotive is the only …

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Octo Telematics launches “Octo Ride V2” for motorcyclists

Octo Telematics

Published: September 15, 2015 | Italy Octo Telematics presented its latest telematics device for motorcyclists, Octo Rider 2V, at the San Marino MotoGP in Italy over the weekend. Octo Rider 2V, which is the first video recording system conceived for motorcycles and scooters, will safeguard motorcyclists by providing them with …

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Towers Watson: Young drivers are leading the charge for UBI programs


Published: September 12, 2015 | Canada Millennials now outnumber Baby Boomers in the U.S. and are far more diverse, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The buying behaviors and expectations of this rising demographic will require a complete rethink by both auto insurers and car manufacturers. Companies that are not …

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Consumers want UBI programs to be focused more on safe driving than premium discounts: Lexis Nexis Study


Published: September 10, 2015 | United States Insurers heavily rely on base car insurance quotes and on factors that associates risk including all the different aspects of driving such as driving record, credit history, age, vehicle, claims history and the users driving pattern. Also, with the advancement of technology major …

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