Automotive Telematics

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). ...

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