New tactics in telematics push envelope


Commercial uses of vehicle-based telematics — the application of both the sending and receiving of data through electronic devices installed on fleet vehicles and wireless receivers — is an ever-evolving method of tracking and monitoring business assets off-site.

With the rapid growth of Wi-Fi networks, a maturing cellular market and the increasing mobility of workers, vehicle telematics is quickly evolving into more than just maintaining knowledge of whereabouts of products and distribution.

It’s changing the way we think about mobility out of the office.

Tracking fleet vehicle locations, detecting locations of drivers, remote servicing of electronic hardware on board vehicles and navigational mapping are just some of the functions available to the growing field of telematics users.

Phil Magney, president and principal analyst for Tele


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