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Hum has announced more new features to the HumX, its OBD2 device

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Hum has announced more new features to the HumX, its OBD2 device. The new features include: Safety Score Leaderboard enables drivers to see how they measure up against friends and family when it comes to safer driving. Vehicle Location now allows primary account holders to view the locations of all Hum-equipped …

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Verizon invests in Renovo Auto, eyes autonomous vehicles

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According to some reports Verizon has invested around $10 million on Renovo Auto, an autonomous vehicle startup. The company is based in California and was founded in 2010. Renevo Auto had caught attention when it had converted a vintage DeLorean into a self-driving car. Renovo has been involved in building …

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Verizon Wireless certifies vehicle telematics device manufactured by Queclink, and powered by Altair’s LTE CAT-1 chipset

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Altair Semiconductor has announced that Verizon Wireless has certified a new vehicle telematics device manufactured by machine-to-machine (M2M) solution provider Queclink, and powered by Altair’s LTE CAT-1 chipset. Queclink’s tracking products are designed for automotive tracking, fleet management, tracking & tracing, lone worker safety, mobile health care, remote monitoring and …

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Verizon expands its Hum lineup

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Hum has expanded its product lineup. It has been claimed by the company that now driving experiences can be made safer, smarter and more connected by choosing the Hum that’s right for them. For the first time, Hum customers can choose between three options, including the premium HumX service, which …

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u-blox plans to support Verizon’s LTE Cat M1 network for IoT by end of 2016

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Published: 20 October 2016 u-blox has announced plans to launch a module supporting Verizon’s new Category M1 (Cat M1) LTE network, which is designed to allow a larger number of devices to connect to the Internet of Things (IoT). The SARA-R404M module is based on Qualcomm Technologies’ MDM9206 LTE modem and …

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Verizon expands its telematics base, acquires Fleetmatics

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Published: August 02, 2016 Having recently completed its acquisition of Yahoo last week, Verizon is flying high with yet another purchase of Fleetmatics, a telematics company based out of Ireland. The deal is completed with $2.4 billion in cash where the telecom carrier is planning to expand its internet of things portfolio. This deal …

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Verizon acquires Telogis to expand its connected vehicles base

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Published: June 22, 2016| New York, US Verizon Communications Inc.(a subsidiary of Verizon Telematics) has signed an agreement to acquire Telogis, Inc. In connection with the transaction, PJT Partners and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC acted as financial advisors and Debevoise & Plimpton acted as legal advisor to Verizon. Established in 2001, Telogis, …

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

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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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Urgent.ly raises $7M round funding led by Verizon, Forte and Allianz ventures

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Published: October 01, 2015| McLean, VA In recognition of its success in reinventing the $10 billion roadside assistance market, Urgent.ly has raised $7 million in Series A funding from Allianz Digital Corporate Ventures, Verizon Ventures, and Forté Ventures.  Urgent.ly will use this major infusion of capital to rapidly scale the …

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Verizon announces new aftermarket telematics solution ‘Hum’

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Published: August 26, 2015 | Atlanta, Georgia, United States Verizon Telematics announced the commercial availability of hum, an aftermarket vehicle technology and subscription service that enables drivers on the road to make their car smarter through a simple solution regardless of their wireless service provider. First announced in January, hum …

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