What is telematics?
Telematics is a broad term that encompasses all tools and technologies that result from the integration of telecommunications and information and communication technologies (ICT).
With telematics, telecommunications and ICT, holistic communication systems are created and managed through the ability to send, receive and process information between remote devices, objects or entities.
Telematics refers to automotive GPS navigation systems that incorporate wireless telecommunication with computing devices in tracking and navigating vehicles. Typically, a telematics system consists of end-user computing devices, computer networks, and backbone telecommunications infrastructures. It uses computer technologies to process data, computer networks to receive and transport remote device or object data, and telecommunication infrastructure as a communication medium.
In addition to the automotive industry, telematics has a wide variety of uses in other areas such as health informatics, distance learning and the Internet.