telematics

  • The case of alpha business models and beta technology Crunch Network

    The case of alpha business models and beta technology

    Allstate is on a mission to vertically develop its telematics expertise and find new sources of revenue across different sectors by launching a new standalone unit called Arity (dedicated to data collection and analytics). It’s no surprise that Allstate’s own brands, such as Esurance and Answer Financial, are clients. It’s a start on the path to the unknown. Read More

  • Verizon buys Fleetmatics for $2.4B in cash to step up in telematics

    Verizon buys Fleetmatics for $2.4B in cash to step up in telematics

    Hot off the heels of its acquisition of Yahoo last week for $4.8 billion, today Verizon announced another huge purchase: it’s buying Fleetmatics, a telematics company based out of Dublin, Ireland, for $2.4 billion in cash, to build out the products that it offers to enterprises in the areas of logistics and workforces that are on the move. The deal will make Fleetmatics a part… Read More

  • How IoT and machine learning can make our roads safer Crunch Network

    How IoT and machine learning can make our roads safer

    The transportation industry is associated with high maintenance costs, disasters, accidents, injuries and loss of life. Hundreds of thousands of people across the world are losing their lives to car accidents and road disasters every year. Hopefully, this problem can be addressed by the Internet of Things and machine learning, two technologies that are taking the world by storm. Read More

  • Verizon buys Telogis to drive deeper into the connected vehicle market

    Verizon buys Telogis to drive deeper into the connected vehicle market

    With a lot of tech companies and automakers staking their claims in the connected car space, now there are signs that others are looking to move in, too. Today, telecoms giant Verizon announced that it is acquiring Telogis, a California-based company that develops cloud-based solutions for mobile workforces, and specifically telematics, compliance and navigation software used by Ford, Volvo… Read More

  • More cars than phones were connected to cell service in Q1

    More cars than phones were connected to cell service in Q1

    Millions of people in the United States have mobile phones, and we’ve had them for years. We may upgrade phones or change plans, but cell phones and plans are generally sold to people who already have devices. But cellular services aren’t out of new devices to connect—now they’ve got cars. In the first quarter of 2016, connected cars accounted for a third of all new… Read More

  • Metromile Launches Per-Mile Car Insurance That Could Save Californians 40%

    Metromile Launches Per-Mile Car Insurance That Could Save Californians 40%

    Plug Metromile’s free gizmo into your car and you can stop overpaying for car insurance if you’re amongst the 70% of people who drive under 10,000 miles a year. Today Metromile expands its per-mile car insurance to California following success disrupting traditional insurance in Oregon, Washington, and Illinois. It’s also revamping its free app that can tell you if something… Read More

  • Computers on wheels: Microsoft Auto


    These days, new cars have a truly new feature, which those in the industry call telematics. You and I would probably call it an in-dash computer, but what do we know? Right now Microsoft has Sync in Fords and competes with OnStar and Hughes Telematics in GM cars and Mercedes/Chryslers respectively. They’ve been around for a little bit and are becoming standard. What’s the next… Read More