From automatic crash notification (ACN) to fleet management, Telematics is the “connection” that makes the connected car a wireless marvel of the automotive world. Telematics is a hot topic these days. With the current focus on self-driving vehicles, connected cars, cyber security, and especially, rising levels of traffic fatalities, the communication network that makes it possible for your automobile to move and react on its own is rapidly innovating. Telematic solutions are more readily available for all vehicles and even mandated as standard in some countries. The technology’s origin is oddly similar to that of the Jeep, and its integration into day-to-day life has been as seamless as that ubiquitous, stalwart vehicle. But what exactly is telematics?
Fleet management just got a bit easier thanks to technological advances in fleet tracking systems. These advances come courtesy of an interdisciplinary IT field known as telematics. Telematics represents the marriage of two technologies: telecommunications and informatics. In simplest terms, it involves the combined use of mobile devices, satellite technology and the internet to track, compile and analyze data about remote objects such as vehicles. Telematics and fleet tracking systems Fleet tracking systems integrate a special type of management software that includes GPS (Global Positioning System) technology.