Ford Commercial Solutions – a business unit of Ford Smart Mobility – has launched an open platform called Transportation Mobility Cloud (TMC) for fleets to manage data flow to and from their vehicles. Aimed primarily at large company fleets, telematics providers and fleet management companies, the TMC uses the vehicles’ built-in modems to transfer data Read More..
Traffic camera services supplier Vizzion has developed a new platform giving access to live imagery from connected vehicles, which it has demonstrated at the TU-Automotive Detroit expo. This platform can provide dynamic on-the-spot information on factors such as traffic conditions, weather, roadworks or driver visibility, and extends Vizzion’s XML Web Service, effectively by turning connected Read More..
VerizonÂ has signed an agreement to buy Telogis, a location-based transportation software maker. The US telecommunications group said Telogis will enhance its telematics-based services offering for connected vehicles and other business areas. “Telogis brings a world-class software platform and new distribution relationships to Verizon Telematicsâ€™ already expansive suite of connected vehicle solutions for consumers and enterprise Read More..
ZF has developed a bluetooth-enabled tagging system that will let logistics companies monitor the state ofÂ cargo that is being transported. The automotive supplierâ€™s â€œdeTAGtive logisticsâ€ software will enhance ZFâ€™s fleet management platform, which is marketed by its Openmatics division. The new software can document details of sensitive transports, using so-called deTAGtive tags, bluetooth-enabled battery-powered Read More..
LAS VEGAS – Toyota announced it is stepping up its effort to provide enhanced connectivity in its next-generation vehicles. As part of the plan, the world’s biggest automaker is establishing a Toyota Big Data Center that will help process the rising volumes of vehicle data. On the eve of the CES consumer electronics exhibition Read More..
General Motors said a Cadillac brand model it will start selling this year in China will mark the beginning of its rollout of fast 4G telematics systems in the world’s biggest car market. The connectivity will be provided by China Mobile, the country’s largest wireless company The faster mobile communications will improve GM’s existing OnStar Read More..
TomTom has acquired Fleetlogic, a leading Dutch provider of fleet management services, in a bid to strengthen its position in the European fleet market. The Amsterdam-based location and mapping services group said Fleetlogic will add 27,000 subscriptions to the installed base of TomTom Telematics. That brings the total of TomTom’s installed telematics systems to more Read More..
Consumers in the US are growing more comfortable with usage-based insurance policies, according to a new study. According to the 2014 Â LexisNexis Insurance Telematics Study, insurance rate discounts are still the main driver for consumers, but other factors are starting to play a role in increasing acceptance levels. Safety and security considerations are a major Read More..
Toyota and Panasonic are jointly developing a cloud-based service to link cars with home appliances. The product will be ready for launch in the second half of 2014. Toyota, the world’s biggest carmaker, said the new service aims to make mobility “smarter, more convenient and more comfortable.” Toyota will use its existing cloud-based Toyota Smart Read More..
Ford Motor hopes to learn from space robots how it can further improve car connectivity. The US-based automaker is embarking on a three-year research partnership with Russia’s St. Petersburg Polyechnic University to study the way space robots on the International Space Station (ISS) communicate with earth. The findings will be used to develop new mobility Read More..