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Telematics Update: This week Accel Telecom reintroduced the carphone for the 21st century in-line with the growing market for connected vehicle systems.

London, UK (PRWEB) February 26, 2013

Consumers and industry executives may have thought that the smartphone revolution had permanently done away with the carphone; those clunky relics that, back in the '80s and '90s, were as big as a shoe and lodged somewhere near the driver’s elbow. This week, Accel Telecom reintroduced the carphone in 21st-century form. Named VOYAGER, the device is the first standalone connected car smartphone device to hit the market.

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Industry insight: The connected car

January 29, 2013 10:54 PM | 0 Comments
This special 'Industry Insight' brings together TU’s comprehensive coverage of the telematics industry’s development of connected car devices and services

What CES trends mean for telematics

Susan Kuchinskas analyzes the automotive news coming out of the US Consumer Electronics Show and what it says about telematics
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Tellcar Innovations, LLC
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Automotive Telematics Goes 4G

November 2, 2012 1:14 PM | 0 Comments
PC World reviews car infomatics systems. Broadband concept cars such as the NG Connect Toyota Prius and the Verizon OnStar 4G Buick LaCrosse are moving from concept to production. read on

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Tellcar Innovations, llc

Industry insight: The connected car

October 11, 2012 1:00 PM | 0 Comments

Industry insight: The connected car

Oct 11, 2012

This special 'Industry insight' brings together TU’s comprehensive coverage of the telematics industry’s development of connected car devices and services

Telematics, smartphones and the future of connected infotainment

Jan Stojaspal investigates how smartphones are starting to complement embedded telematics solutions

Why smartphones are still key to telematics in-car apps
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Posted by Mike Favale
Tellcar Innovations, llc

Sep 13, 2012

Susan Kuchinskas looks at why phone-based apps combined with embedded services will remain the dominant telematics paradigm for the next five years.
Just look at the most important telematics applications: navigation and usage-based insurance, or UBI. The phone dominates navigation and it's emerging in UBI. read on

Susan Kuchinskas looks at what Apple’s and Google’s forays into the connected car market mean for telematics. Apple fans were delighted at the company's recent announcement that it had signed deals with eight automakers read on

Jul 23, 2012
In this week's Brief: Sprint, Honda, HARMAN, AAA, OnStar, RelayRides, Continental, Samsung Electronics, CSR plc, Agero and M-Way Solutions

Wireless carrier Sprint unveiled integrated, end-to-end usage-based insurance (UBI) services designed specifically for the auto insurance industry. read on

Apr 17, 2012

Susan Kuchinskas looks at how different types of connectivity and applications can complement one another in the connected vehicle while the sexy story is infotainment services—connecting the car to Twitter—there's a compelling safety story in networking the safety systems already in cars and the new ones being developed. Continental, for example, has introduced ContiGuard, a concept that will integrate active and passive safety systems, cameras, sensors, V2V and V2X communications, and the HMI. The goal of the technology, which continues to evolve, is to reduce accidents and damage. read on

Posted by Mike Favale
Tellcar Innovations, LLC
Mar 19, 2012

ITS Japan launches a preparatory initiative for traffic safety during natural disasters, as DENSO begins testing V2X technology in China. In this week's Brief: DENSO Corporation, China Telecom, China Unicom, China Mobile, ITS Japan, Toyota, Nissan, Honda, Pioneer Corp, Viktoria Institute, Volvo Cars, Ericsson, Göteborg Energi, ABI Research, Navmii, and Yandex
DENSO Corporation says it will begin testing vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2X) technology on public roads in China starting March 22. DENSO V2X technology will be used to wirelessly communicate the vehicle position and speed of emergency vehicles like ambulances and fire engines to surrounding vehicles and roadside infrastructure.
When an emergency vehicle is approaching, the technology will change the traffic light at intersections and alert surrounding vehicles to switch lanes. Read on

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Telematics revs its engine at CES

January 17, 2012 10:39 AM | 0 Comments

International CES Weekly Brief—1.16.12

Jan 16, 2012
5G comes to Las Vegas, as the telematics industry revs its engines at CES. In this week's Brief: International CES, Broadcom, OnStar, RelayRides, Google, Daimler, Mercedes-Benz USA, Hughes Telematics, Kia Motors America, Telenav, Ford, Microsoft, Healthrageous, BlueMetal Architects, Continental, Sony, Johnson Controls, Elektrobit and INRIX Twenty-seven hundred exhibitors descended on Las Vegas for the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow, International CES. read on

As owner of some emerging 4g properties, I wonder what future do I have with my properties in 2012? Should I build them, sell them or hold them?
Here is a list of my 4g properties:
(voice over 4G) May be the final step in 4G or LTE progression. Vo4g may provide a solution for a single standard across nations for voice and devices. may be one of the best 4g domain  properties.
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Posted by Mike Favale from Tellcar Innovations, LLC
Market Wire Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) CAMPBELL, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 10/17/11 -- Market research firm Infonetics Research today released excerpts from its new Mobile VoIP Services and Subscribers report, which tracks native mobile voice over IP (a.k.a. voice over Long Term Evolution, or VoLTE) and over-the-top (OTT) mVoIP service revenue, subscribers, and deployments by world region.

ANALYST NOTE"The adoption of over-the-top (OTT) mobile VoIP services is growing rapidly but it is not without challenges. With free applications and extremely low revenue from users, it is tricky for application providers without the deep pockets of larger companies like Google, Microsoft, and Telefónica to have a sustainable long-term business model. Despite the fact that we expect mobile VoIP subscribers to grow nearly 10-fold from 2010 to 2015, there is relatively little money to be made from it in the near term," poses Diane Myers, directing analyst for VoIP and IMS at Infonetics Research.

Co-author of the report Stéphane Téral, Infonetics Research's principal analyst for mobile infrastructure, adds: "As LTE becomes the universal mobile infrastructure, TDM voice -- which is a $500 billion-a-year business -- will migrate to VoLTE (native mobile VoIP). Continue Reading...
Oct 14, 2011

Susan Kuchinskas explores how machine-to-machine (M2M) communications is creating an ‘Internet of things’ and what it means for the telematics industry.
 The Internet is typically experienced as a virtual realm of information, entertainment, and social networking. But as mobile technology becomes more and more sophisticated, an ‘Internet of things’ is emerging—devices and physical objects that have their own IP addresses and/or act as nodes on data networks that may be local, regional, or global. Read on

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Susan Kuchinskas looks at the market opportunities of brought-in devices versus installed screens for back-seat entertainment.
There's plenty of infotainment already being had back in coach class, thanks to handheld devices. Who needs a rear screen when you have an iPad? read on

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