The Car Of The Future Uses Telematics

The Economist examines the car of the future and the implications for transit and travel.
September 14, 2004, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"Telematics connects cars with the outside world and with each other. Early experiments such as the automated highway in California on which electronically linked cars were whizzing along while the drivers dozed off or read the paper will probably never lead anywhere...

Some analysts say that within three years there will be telematics devices in two out of every three new vehicles in America... One sector where telematics is already making a huge impact is commercial traffic. For all sorts of security, safety and operational reasons, freight companies find it invaluable to know where their lorries are and what they are doing at any one time."

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Published on Thursday, September 2, 2004 in The Economist
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