u blox has announceed the StarLink TrackerWi Fi, an advanced vehicle tracking device produced by ERM Advanced Telematics.
u blox is known to be a global provider of leading positioning and wireless communication technologies, and ERM Advanced Telematics is a provider of device based telematics solutions.
The device combines u blox GNSS, 4G and Wi Fi Technology eliminating the need to equip vehicles with a separate mobile Wi Fi hotspot. It has wide ranging solutions for applications in connected car, telematics and vehicle diagnostic, fleet management, vehicle security, usage based insurance, and rental and leasing service companies.
As onboard Wi Fi becomes increasingly wide spread, many companies are fitting vehicles with Wi Fi hotspots to offer drivers and passengers Internet access. With its integrated Wi Fi hotspot, ERM’s StarLink TrackerWi Fi makes it easier by letting users tap into the cellular 4G connectivity it draws on to transfer telematics data back to the fleet manager.
Not only does this make it possible to send real time telematics data to the driver’s smart device or onboard infotainment system, it also reduces the number of SIM cards needed from one per device to one per vehicle.
Sourcing the GNSS tracking, cellular 4G LTE, and Wi Fi technology from u blox played a key role in achieving the device’s fast time to market. By using u blox’s pre tested positioning and communications modules with integrated software, the manufacturer was able to cut the time needed for production and development by several months.