Telematics is the blending of computers and wireless telecommunications technologies, ostensibly with the goal of efficiently conveying information over vast networks to improve a host of business functions or government-related public services. The most notable example of telematics may be the Internet itself, since it depends on a number of computer networks connected globally through telecommunication backbones.
The term has evolved to refer to automobile systems that combine global positioning satellite (GPS) tracking and other wireless communications for automatic roadside assistance and remote diagnostics. General Motors Corp. first popularized automotive telematics with its OnStar system.
Major automakers are equipping new prototype vehicles with wireless-based services controlled by voice commands. This kind of telematics could enable motorists to perform a variety of wireless functions such as accessing the Internet, receiving or sending e-mail, downloading digital audio and video files, or obtaining "smart" transportation information.
Genesis started Telematics application development in 2003 with its first covert device titled CHASE <www.chasetotalsafety.com> Currently we are moving in the third generation of the product with on board GPS and RFID Management Capability.
Telematics for Asset Tracking
GENESIS end-to-end asset tracking empowers companies with small-to-medium size fleets to increase revenues, security, and safety while decreasing operating costs. Our entry-level web-based global asset tracking systems are low cost, yet provide a reliable and scalable platform for expansion in fleet size and asset tracking functionality. This means Genesis’s asset tracking solutions provide near-term ROI, even for fleets with small profit margins.
Genesis provides its worldwide fleet asset tracking reports via our secure and password protected website. Asset tracking reports are provided on-demand, at timed intervals, or upon specific events. And Genesis’s cost-effective telematics solution can be easily configured to send out e-mails and phone text messages at key times—like when your fleet assets have gone beyond established travel zones or moving during prohibited hours. Our web-based Client Manager allows you to create and administer different logins for your clients—so they can track their specific fleet’s asset reports.
Each individual fleet tracking solution is carefully configured with functionality that fulfills its unique business needs. Our experienced client engagement teams work closely with fleet management and are led by certified PMI Project Management Professionals.
Telematics for Vehicle Monitoring
The History of Transport Telematics – Telematics is such a new word that it has only just entered the dictionary. So where has it come from? This wondrous convergence of communications, computing and cars relies on the ability to precisely locate a vehicle. In Automotive Telematics you'll learn everything you should know about accurate satellite positioning. Not only will you discover the many benefits it provides, but you'll also get the complete picture on the different options presented by this groundbreaking industry
The Killer Application – The telematics industry is in search of the big one. The single killer application that will create a compelling case for its existence. But is there such an application? And if there is, can it guarantee the commercial success of telematics platforms? Automotive Telematics explores the business case for all aspects of the industry and shows you how to make money from telematics - or how the wrong move can cost your company revenue
The Car of the Future – Tomorrow's vehicles will be different. Very different. Take the higher voltage electrical and electronics systems for example. A 36 volt battery in place of today's 12v system is one change that is coming. Digital wiring harnesses is another. Be amongst the few who know what's around the corner as Automotive Telematics reveals the secrets of the future car and also provides you with answers to key questions like: What is this all likely to mean to auto makers and component manufacturers? How will these changes benefit drivers? And how will they effect you?
Human Machine Interface – Which is the best way of getting information to the driver, screen or voice? Or a combination of both? Find out what you can expect to see implemented as Automotive Telematics explores the options available. You'll also learn about some of the alternatives that are already being developed, including voice-activated control systems and heads-up display technology
Navigation – Accurate route guidance is integral to the success of telematics platforms. How has it been developed? And even more importantly – do you know what is about to be unleashed? Automotive Telematics shows you the route forward and answers burning questions like, "Is it true that every time I use route guidance, somebody can check on my movements?"
Mapping – The days of the paper map are numbered. But what are the digital cartographers to provide accurate and up-to-date information to telematics service providers? How can digital mapping be used to increase road safety? How do providers overlay vital information like speed limits, real-time traffic information codes and height restriction data? Automotive Telematics has the answers
Traffic Information – Live, valid and accurate traffic information is considered a must-have application by many end users. It brings navigation to new heights and makes child's play out of avoiding congestion hotspots. Time and money savings are tremendous, especially for fleet operators. But what about the data gatherers? What do they get out of all this? Does a business case exists for them? Automotive Telematics uncovers the answers to these questions and more. Discover how traffic jams can be made to pay!
Telematics as a Security Aid – Being able to track the whereabouts of vehicles and personnel is one of the many major benefits that telematics can provide. But how do you decide the best option for your company? What are the most reliable tracking and communications systems? Automotive Telematics provides you with key pointers to assist you in the decision making process and helps ensure you avoid costly mistakes
Telematics as a Safety Aid – Duty of Care requirements are an increasing burden on employers. Automotive Telematics investigates the ways in which telematic technology can be used to ease the load, providing you with rapid response options to staff-in-danger calls. Telematics can even come to the aid of stricken sailors, automatically notifying the coastguard – and giving a precise set of location coordinates
The Mobile Internet – What exactly is meant by mobile Internet? How do drivers interface with their offices? Will cars have computer-style keyboards, or will there be a more driver-friendly way of accessing web-based information on the move? Automotive Telematics tells you what you can expect and why
Remote Diagnostics – Discover the fascinating truths about the vehicle that can heal itself, the workshop that can automate its diagnostics, and the car that calls in sick all by itself. Find out what these amazing technologies will mean to you and how they can save you money!
Remote Vehicle Control – There are hundreds of horror stories about control of vehicles being taken over by a computer someplace. What substance is there to these tales? Is it really possible? And will you ever get into your car, punch in a destination and then sit back and relax for the entire journey? Or is this just the work of an overwrought imagination? Discover the facts in Automotive Telematics and be prepared for some surprises!
Telematics in Health Care
The use of telematics in health care has profoundly changed the relationship between patients and health care providers. The physical presence of both patients and providers is no longer an overriding factor. These changes not only have large number of technical and legal consequences but, above all, have a considerable ethical, social and organizational impact.
The documentation that is already available on the web reflects the general and specific challenges in this area.
Over the past few years, the "Informatics, Telematics and Communication in Health Care" Division has ensured that the basic conditions could be created for exchanging and sharing health information, inter alia by anticipating or developing future developments in this field. The introduction of generic procedures for identifying and authenticating the health care actors using the electronic identity card (e-ID), the personal health identification number and the Genesis Health platform should gradually make people aware that shared health records are really taking shape.
Distance Learning through Telematics
Distance education has come a long way in the last few decades. No longer do teachers have to rely on paper and mail services alone, to deliver learning materials to their remote students. We now have access to a vast array of technologies, known as telematics technologies to connect to our students and to enable them to reach us and each other. This form of distance education can be referred to as technology supported learning.
Technologies include satellite television, satellite data transmission, audio conferencing, various forms of computer mediated communication, video conference, and of course, the increasingly expanding international network of computers, connections and databases known as the Internet.
With the current financial constraints and the increasing pressure on education providers to perform better, telematics offers a viable solution for sustainability and growth. Widening catchment areas and increasing student numbers without direct access to new resources such as more classrooms and staff can be achieved using telematics. There is also the move towards lifelong learning to consider.
The drive for lifelong learning (LLL) is a strong one. Education is no longer an activity we engage in from 5-16 years. Professor Stephen Molyneaux (formerly at the University of Wolverhampton, UK) suggests that although we have had the four year degree with us for some time, it is the '40 year degree' that will be the important mode of learning in the coming years. With the world changing rapidly, skills and knowledge become quickly outdated, so everyone must continue to learn new things in order to keep up. 'Just in time learning' is replacing 'just in case learning'. Telematics brings learning opportunities to people where they are, so that busy lifestyles/work and education needn't interfere with each other anymore.
Whatever the future holds for technology, we can be assured that convergence will continue. Devices will become smaller and faster, and have multiple functions within them. The classic example of this is the mobile phone that thinks it's a camera! It is also a gateway to the internet, using WAP technology, and can double up as a number of other communication devices. The idea of m-Learning, or mobile learning, is gaining impetus, and will revolutionize the way many students learn over the next few years.