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Automotive telematics systems revenues to reach $6.7B globally in 2023, nearly tripled from 2016

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Global revenue from automotive telematics systems will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of nearly 17 percent to more than $6.7 billion by the end of 2023, according to new research from business information provider IHS Markit. Other points highlighted by the report: More than 33 million light …

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Hyundai announces rear occupant alert system

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Hyundai Motor showcased a Rear Occupant Alert system, the system monitors the rear seats using an ultrasonic sensor that helps to detect the movements of children. The system first reminds drivers to check the rear seats when exiting the vehicle with a message on the center instrument cluster display. If …

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WABCO introduces OnLaneASSIST, a safety technology for heavy- and medium-duty trucks and buses

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WABCO has introduced OnLaneASSIST, a safety technology for heavy- and medium-duty trucks and buses. It is the first application of active steering technology in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). The launch follows the company’s recent acquisition of R.H. Sheppard Co., Inc., a key supplier of industry-leading steering technologies for commercial …

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Data of more than 540,000 vehicle tracking devices leaked

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Data of more than 540,000 vehicle tracking devices belonging to company SVR Tracking was leaked, according to some reports. The leaked data includes device information, username/password, email addresses and other associated information. The leaked database also exposed 339 logs, data about vehicle status maintenance records, along with a document with …

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CalAmp and Car Security collaborate bring connected car services to Latin America

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CalAmp has announced that Car Security, its LoJack licensee in Argentina, is adopting CalAmp’s telematics technology stack, including an extensive device portfolio, and CrashBoxx vehicle risk management services platform to streamline their connected car offerings. Car Security’s expanded offering extends access to connected car services to consumers and insurance companies …

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Majority of drivers believe distracted driving is the biggest cause of auto accidents, a study shows

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A new Progressive Insurance study shows about one-third of drivers feel confident in their own ability to text and drive, yet the majority believe distracted driving is the biggest cause of auto accidents and more than 90% say it should be illegal. Here are a few key findings from the …

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Octo releases Glimpse Plus telematics service for insurers to gather accurate data on driving behavior & more

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Octo Telematics, has released Glimpse Plus, a cutting-edge, digitally-enabled telematics service that provides a reliable way for insurers to gather accurate data on driving behavior, as well as more detailed crash detection and claims analysis. The solution also enables consumers to use their smartphone to monitor their driving habits and …

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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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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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CM Telematics launches a new behavior-based smartphone telematics solution

Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT) launched The DriveWell Fleet Program, a new behavior-based smartphone telematics solution for commercial fleets. The new offering enables fleet owners and insurers to significantly improve employee safety, reduce the number of accidents and claims and increase operational efficiency and performance. With its new DriveWell Fleet Program, …

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