Glossary Definition for: telematics

Telematics is a system that remotely monitors multiple aspects of a vehicle and combines that information with other data, like GPS and cellular data communication, to provide various services.

This integration allows detailed monitoring of a vehicle's status, location, speed, and health. 

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For example, a vehicle's onboard system can detect a crash then use a GPS location and cellular data connection to notify emergency services.  Common telematics features include: automated crash response, stolen vehicle disablement and recovery, local and/or remote vehicle diagnostics, driver monitoring and several types of location services including routing, navigation and location history.

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