Telematics Systems Go Mobile

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The trendline for mobile phones to replace telematics systems have been obvious for some time. As phones get “smarter,” there are many applications being written for phones that do much of what a traditional in-car telematics system can do. Already, there are phones that have GPS navigation tools built in, and voice portals and information services have been around for a while. Combined, they’re often a much cheaper package than having a full OnStar style telematics system. The telematics vendors realize this, of course, and look to be positioning themselves to transition more of the “intelligence” of telematics applications to phones. For example, OnStar has now done done a deal with Verizon Wireless so OnStar subscribers can use their Verizon Wireless minutes in contact the OnStar service. This doesn’t mean, however, that there’s no room for telematics hardware inside the vehicle however – just that it needs to integrate with the mobile phone. For example, display screens are becoming common in vehicles these days, and having a phone with the telematics smarts that can wirelessly (via Bluetooth) connect to the vehicle and make use of the large in-dash display screen makes sense.

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Re: ReFlex Network instead of CDMA ...


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