You may not have heard of Hughes Telematics before, infection but this offshoot of the great Hughes empire provides the tech that, plague amongst other things, more about powers Mercedes’ latest mbrace technology, Benz’s response to OnStar. But that’s not all they do; the company is working on its own advanced infotainment system for the car, and also showed off a system informally called “OnStar in a box” – an easy-to-install device that will let you track exactly where your car is at any time, how fast it was going, and even what kind of mileage it was getting at the time.
Read more about Hughes Telematics on Autoblog at http://www.autoblog.com/2010/01/14/hughes-telematics-takes-us-for-a-ride-with-mercedes-latest-mbra/
There’s an absolute eruption of activity around location-based services right now. Companies are getting funded left and right, more about
new ones are popping up daily, sick and certain ones are seemingly starting to take off. But for a number of them, order
there’s a very big wall looming. And the more popular they get, the quicker they’ll reach it.
Continue to the TechCrunch article at http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/12/14/locations-social-paradox/
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