Denise Belafonte-Young, M.F.A.*
Why Study Automotive Telematics?
• With local building and road changes, locations are often hard to find. GPS is an integral part of way finding for drivers.
• Tracking devices and quick response times can alleviate stressful situations, enhance safety, and limit stolen property threats.
• Smart phone apps will provide light and horn alerts to help find a lost car, unlock the car, direct the driver to the nearest coffee shop, and much more.
• Hands-free communication and enhanced Bluetooth technology will increase “infotainment” in the car.
Automotive telematics can be defined as “the blending of computers and wireless telecommunications technologies” (Rouse, 2007). ...