The first step into the connected future took place in 1998 with “BMW Telematics” and the BMW Assist package.
BMW has already put more than 15 million telematic-equipped vehicles on the world’s road for almost 25 years. Currently, BMW has more than 2 million subscribers worldwide. And as time has passed, the connection has changed how many functions on a BMW operate remotely. BMW has gained a lot of attention recently by offering subscriptions
The automotive telematics market has grown significantly, owing to increase in connectivity solutions worldwide.
Modern vehicles with telematics collect as much as 256 GB of data per hour. That’s equivalent to roughly 30 computers.
Everywhere you look today – whether it’s online, in trade publications or notices from trade associations – you hear about telematics. How to process all of this information and what to do about it today is left out of all of these conversations.
Most newer model vehicles collect data and send it wirelessly to the vehicle manufacturer.
Telematics has created a lot of anxiety and skepticism for shops. Some of it is justified, while some is due to not seeing the opportunities it presents. Telematics is very simple when you view it as a tool to connect the customer to their vehicle and your shop.
According to a recent Babcox Media survey, 88% of the shop owners we surveyed (202 out of 230) have an interest in learning more about telematics, and that is great news. This stat alone raises my confidence that we as a collective group of professionals working in the auto care industry are aware of the potential impact that telematics will have on our business.
For those of you who do not know me, I will give you a quick download on my background. I have been playing with cars for 40 years. I work in my family’s business, Seyfer Automotive, Inc., founded in 1961. We diagnose, repair and maintain late-model vehicles, as well as a large number of cars
Connected vehicles have been evolving rapidly in recent years, and what’s coming next will blow you away, says Technical Editor Larry Carley. Carley discusses various safety and driver-assistance vehicle communication systems that are currently available on a number of models, either as standard equipment or as an optional technology package.
Arming consumers with vehicle information gives them a better understanding of the importance and complexity of the various automotive systems
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