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telematics

Syllabification: tel·e·mat·ics
Pronunciation: /ˌteləˈmadiks
 
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Definition of telematics in English:

plural noun

[treated as singular]
The branch of information technology that deals with the long-distance transmission of computerized information.
Example sentences
  • The situation for vehicle telematics differs greatly from the mobile phone market.
  • This is much less expensive and allows virtually anyone with a cell phone access to telematics.
  • We have used a common definition of vehicle telematics as the combination of location with two-way communication in vehicles.

Origin

1970s: blend of telecommunication and informatics.

Derivatives

telematic

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • I have spent considerable time this year researching the interest of U.S. fleet operators in telematic services and prospects for the fleet-vehicle tracking market.
  • The telematic server uses algorithms to determine if non-verified data deviates significantly from the verified data, notifying the user by an alarm of any deviations or non-compliance activity reported.
  • Willingness to pay for a package of telematic services increases with annual household income and with the price category of vehicles owned or leased by respondents.

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