This week we saw new products, telematics advancements and partnerships flourish in the embedded M2M solutions community.
Navevo just introduced a new advanced navigation system, Line of Route, which will fleet operators in their cost-saving efforts. The new solutions includes “on board” in-vehicle satellite navigation systems, location-aware applications and services. With this navigation system, Navevo believes this new technology can greatly reduce costs and time on wasted trips due to unreliable directions and navigation systems. Since Navevo is known for its product innovations of “first to market” navigation products like ProNav and BBNav, Line of Route is hoped to follow their success.
Wireless Car, a telematics provider of backend systems, was highlighted this week for its longevity and substantial amount of products it has been able to deliver over the past 13 years. Its backend platform is based on Next Generation Telematics Pattern (NGTP) and provides components and services to multiple OEMS and geographical markets, which has continuously helped customers by providing carrier-class services. This has helped Wireless Car develop a strong and loyal customer base, which other companies in the industry could take some pointers from. Currently, Wireless Car is also a key player in Sprint’s (News - Alert) Velocity Program, an end-to-end solution that delivers mobile integration capabilities to auto manufactures, which will further strengthen its reputation in the industry.
Lastly, BSM, an expert in remote monitoring, fleet management and feet diagnostics, acquired AcquireeCo, a private telematics company, to continue to enhance its products. AcquireeCo also has business operations with fleet management, GPS tracking, mobile data communications and the telematics sectors. The two companies will enter into a definite agreement as early as April 28, 2013, so keep an eye out for this news.
Stay tuned to the Embedded M2M Solutions community to discover the new trends and latest developments for 2013.