Definitions Edit

General Edit

Telematics typically is any integrated use of telecommunications and informatics, also known as ICT (Information and Communications Technology).

Telecommunications Edit

Telematics is

the integration of information and communications technology to send, receive, and store information. Telematics in vehicles includes emergency warning systems, global positioning systems, and integrated hands-free cell phones.[1]
telecommunication services supplementing conventional telegraphic or telephonic services, generally using teleprocessing techniques to permit a user to receive or send public or private information, or to effect operations such as file consultation, reservations, commercial or banking transactions.[2]
[t]he sending, receiving, and storing of information by way of telecommunication devices. In particular, the use of data collection devices in vehicles to gather and transmit diagnostic and tracking data.[3]

Wireless Edit

Telematics is

[a] wireless communications system designed for the collection and dissemination of information, particularly refers to vehicle-based electronic systems, vehicle tracking and positioning, on-line vehicle navigation and information systems and emergency assistance.[4]

Overview Edit

Examples of telematics services include: facsimile, teletex, videography, and telewriting.

References Edit

  1. Critical Infrastructure Protection: More Comprehensive Planning Would Enhance the Cybersecurity of Public Safety Entities' Emerging Technology, at 6 n.5.
  2. IEC, "Electropedia" (full-text).
  3. "IBM Terminology" (full-text).
  4. GSMA, Glossary (full-text).

See also Edit

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