June 14, 2009

NewwebsiteDear Telematics News users,

We are pleased to inform you that after a successful trial, we have now launched a new website for Telematics News!

The web address has changed from to

The new website has all the features as this one and in addition, has new exciting features.  Some of the highlights include:

1)      A new and prominent ‘Search Bar’ at the top that helps you find news articles quickly.

2)      A ‘Slideshow’ feature of the latest news on the homepage that you can use to quickly and easily browse through the headlines, without having to scroll down the page or go to a new page.

3)      A new ‘Videos’ section has been added. This section will host a growing list of online videos related to all the subjects covered by Telematics News.

Some of the videos you can find here include a demonstration of Volvo’s City Safety system,  Ford Sync’s new connected services and an overview of BMW’s telematics services, to name a few. If you want to find a video, simply type in ‘Video’ + ‘your search string’ in the Search Bar and all the related videos will be displayed.

We will continue to add videos to this section and in addition, we also welcome videos from users. We will host your videos absolutely free of charge.

4)      We have added a ‘Contact TN’ form in the website that you can use to easily get in touch with us. Please use to this to send any comments, suggestions or complaints.

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Russia: AvtoVAZ to start fitting navigation systems with GLONASS receivers?

June 13, 2009


AvtoVAZ  may begin to equip their cars with GLONASS navigation systems from this year. A project is underway, whose first phase will include equipping GLONASS systems on 10-15 thousand cars on the assembly line in 2009.  The first phase of the project is estimated to cost several tens of millions of dollars.

Not surprisingly, the project is looking for government support, because such a “forced” installation of GLONASS will create a consumer market for domestic navigation system – a task that has not yet been solved by any other means of public incentives.

Read article here.


WiMAX continues to gain worldwide momentum

June 13, 2009

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WiMAX deployments cover more than 430 million point of presences (POP) worldwide, and are forecast to reach 800 million POPs by the end of 2010, according to WiMAX Forum’s research.

According to data from the WiMAX Forum, there were 468 WiMAX deployments in 139 countries as of March 2009. A year earlier, the number was almost half: only 260 deployments in 110 countries. The WiMAX Forum had certified a total of 82 products by the end of 2008, and expects to certify 180 new products in 2009.

Read article here.


Europe pushes for DMB mobile TV

June 13, 2009

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Five European countries have established a coalition to push mobile TV services over the DMB and DAB network standards.

The International DMB Advancement Group (IDAG) was founded by representatives from the Netherlands, Norway, the UK, Malta and Italy, with the goal of promoting TV, radio and data services via DMB, DAB and DAB+ with a nod towards enhanced functionality via other networks, such as 3G and wifi.

The group said it will focus on creating a bigger Pan-European market for DMB terminals through purchasing partnerships, collaborations with other companies and organizations, coordination of technical solutions and the development of business models.

Read article here.


Japan: Fujitsu develops Mobile WiMAX module for USB dongle

June 13, 2009

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Fujitsu Microelectronics Ltd has developed a Mobile WiMAX module that can be used to downsize “USB dongle-type” communication devices.

It includes Fujitsu Microelectronics’ baseband processing LSI chip and RF circuit module. With this module, it is possible to realize USB dongles smaller than existing ones. The release date has not been determined yet.

Read article here.