Feb 23

OnStar to expand with Telefonica’s network

OnStar, a leading telematics services provider, has partnered with Telefonica Digital and Telefonica Multinational solutions to provide telematics services in markets outside of U.S, Canada and China. Onstar will offer its services on Telefonica’s GSM based networks that is spread across 25 countries. Onstar’s services includes automatic crash notificationturn-by-turn navigation,remote mobile connectivity etc.

Feb 14

Web-based Fleet Management solution from Sylectus

Sylectus has announced the availability of SylectDash, a new web-based dashboard solution for fleet management. Real-time access to information will improve the decision-making process.Other features includes sensitivty analysis report, event forecasting, strategic planning for fleet managers. This solution is designed for managing up to 400 trucks. Sylectus is a business unit of Qualcomm.

Feb 11

iPhone App for Fleet Management

MiX Telematics has launched MiX Fleet iPhone that enables fleet management customers to track and protect vheicles, any where and anytime. Through the iPhone App, MiX Telematics’s customers can track xDrive and FM-Protector vehicles through their iPhone. The Blackberry version of the application is also avaialble. Here is the link the Mix Fleet iPhone app.

Feb 10

Explosive growth projected for Insurance Telematics

ABI Research is projecting that global insurance telematics users will increase from 1.85 miliion in 2010 to 89 million in 2017, growing at 90% CAGR. Usage based insurance (UBI) model is based on continous monitoring of driver behaviour through a cellular device that is plugged in diagnostics port of the vehicle. Insurance telematics covers different models such as pay as you drive (PAYD) or pay how you drive (PHYD).