9 July 2013

News Roundup 



Apple’s safe automotive telematics patent mates touchscreen with tactile controls
Apple Insider
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday granted Apple a patent for a touchscreen-based telematics system that incorporates embedded controls, such as knobs, sliders, and switches, with a tactile display to give driver’s feedback so they can

Apple Granted 36 Patents Covering Advanced In-Car Telematics, Multi-Touch
Patently Apple
The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of 36 newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. Apple’s key patent of the day covers in-vehicle instrumentation and telematics which directly supports Apple’s iOS in the Car project

AUSTRALIA: Toyota launching new Lexus telematics package in Q4
just-auto.com (subscription)
Toyota Australia will launch a new Lexus ‘Enform’ telematics system in the redesigned IS line from the fourth quarter of 2013. The system includes a number of services similar to those provided by GM’s OnStar system in the US such as: • Enform

Masternaut acquires wireless tacho firm
Logistics Manager
Telematics firm Masternaut has acquired data service provider E.Novation BTC, allowing it to offer wireless tachograph management. E.Novation’s digital tachograph solutions enable vehicle data to be transmitted wirelessly, as well as archived and

British Insurance Awards 2013: Underwriting Agency of the Year
Post Online
British Insurance Awards 2013 – Underwriting Agency of the Year. With the cost of motor insurance still a major concern, telematics is growing in prominence attracting many entrants to the sector and becoming increasingly popular among young motorists.