Electric Vehicle telematics will reach $1.4 billion by 2017

Today, many electric vehicle (EV) manufacturers are developing applications that can provide details on where the closest charging stations are within range of the current battery level of an EV.

Interactive kiosks to nearly double to 3 million by 2013

As companies in a range of industries seek to reduce costs, increase revenue opportunities, and improve customer service, they are increasingly turning to interactive kiosks as an additional channel to enable their customers with self-service options.  The number of interactive kiosks in operation will rise from approximately 1.6 million deployed in 2011 to nearly three million deployed globally by 2016, according to a recent report by ABI Research.

inthinc M2M antenna supports federal ban on cell phone use while driving

 

inthinc Technology Solutions Inc., a telematics product provider, last week announced the availability of a cell and text detection antenna which detects cell phone wave frequencies emitted from the driver seat, verbally warns the user to terminate the call or text and sends real-time alerts to a web portal or directly to a manger. 

UK govt announces telehealth initiative, reports telehealth findings

On Tuesday, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom announced that telecare and telehealth systems will be rolled out to three million people over the next five years as part of a plan to help patients and reduce costs.


Prime Minister David Cameron launched “3 Million Lives”, a campaign that aims to enhance the lives of people living with chronic conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease, by accelerating the rollout of services across England.

Axeda and ClearConnex announce M2M partnership

Axeda Corporation (Foxboro, Mass., U.S.A.), a cloud platform provider for M2M and connected devices, and ClearConnex (Raleigh, N.C., U.S.A.),a company providing products and engineering services targeted at M2M and wireless devices, announced an alliance to streamline the building and delivery of wireless M2M products.

AT&T certifies 3G Telit M2M module on network

Telit Wireless Solutions (Raleigh, N.C., U.S.A.), the North American M2M technology arm of Telit Communications, announced on Wednesday that two of its 3G M2M modules have been certified on the AT&T (Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.) network.

Consumers consider mobile payments safer than credit cards

On Tuesday, Javelin Strategy & Research (Pleasanton, Calif., U.S.A.) and PaymentOne (San Jose, Calif., U.S.A.) released a study of consumers' online and mobile purchasing attitudes, which found that by a margin of almost 4 to 1, consumers believe direct carrier-billed mobile payments are more secure than using credit and debit cards for online digital purchases.

Telecom operators need automation in wireless infrastructure

Wireless operators have grown networks to a point past the level of complexity that can be managed and optimized manually.  Today, wireless networks have up to 6-layers at the macro level with additional micro levels inserted in key areas where network capacity is an issue.  In order to manage the complexity of interoperability handoffs and signaling necessary to provide the highest call quality, operators need automation.

Explosion in mobile data brings API hyper-growth

Based on research by ProgrammableWeb, the public API (application programming interfaces) has seen a 400% growth in the past 18 months.  APIs can be big business, especially in mobile apps where the creativity of data mashups is being matched by unprecedented consumer demand for mobile data.   According to Google, the search giant now sees more mobile search queries than desktop queries, the change coming just in the last year.  Ask yourself, how often do you interact with data and web services on a website

Qualcomm forms wireless medical devices subsidiary

Qualcomm Incorporated (San Diego, Calif., U.S.A.) announced on Monday the formation of a wholly owned medical device subsidiary, Qualcomm Life Inc., which aims to connect medical devices wirelessly via cloud-based services so biometric information is accessible by device users and health care providers.