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Communication Technology Update and Fundamentals, 15th Edition by Jennifer H. Meadows, August E. Grant

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Automotive Telematics

Denise Belafonte-Young, M.F.A.*

*Assistant Professor., Lynn University, Boca Raton, Florida

Introduction

Automotive telematics can be defined as “the blending of computers and wireless telecommunications technologies (Rouse, 2007, para. 1).” Telematics enables drivers to get information about the location, movement, and state of their vehicles. Telematics doesn’t necessarily need to incorporate two-way communication, yet a large number of the newly developed tools includes communicating both ways (Howard, 2015).

Telematics includes wireless data communication, which opens up a huge range of possibilities. To provide the above services, telematics products may include a GPS (Global Position System), inter vehicle Wi-Fi ...

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