From OnStar to BlueLink, with all of the connectivity platforms in between: these automotive telematics platforms keep you connected to your car, even when you're not behind the wheel.
A hardware switch and GSM carrier agreement means that OnStar can grow its customer base in Europe, Latin America, and other countries.
At CES, the German automaker is talking about the telematics technology it plans to put in its luxury cars, "a cloud-based solution" that offers smartphone integration.
OnStar-like technology is coming to the car of the people. Eventually.
Ford and Toyota say they will be collaborating on telematics. It's a long-shot request, but it would be nice if the same voice command changed the radio in Ford and Toyota vehicles.
AAA will offer its 12 million club members Hughes Telematics' In-Drive-connected services to provide roadside assistance and vehicle reports.
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Some insurers will offer cheaper premiums to drivers who are willing to install tracking technology in their cars. The GPS-style tech lets the insurer see how well you drive.
Automotive News reports on various automakers' launches of telematics services.
CNET Car Tech wraps up its coverage from CES 2011.