Connected Car Benefits Today

Today’s connected cars are equipped with Internet access that lets them transmit data about their own health, location and usage, and often provide wireless local area networking to the occupants.

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It might not seem obvious unless it happens to you, but the distinction between a joyrider and a professional thief is very important. Although two types of thief might use similar techniques, the crucial difference is intent: the joyrider never means to permanently deprive you of your vehicle.  Cars stolen by joyriders are often found

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Ransomware Coming to IoT and Connected Cars?

  • February 23, 2017
  • Scott at LoJack

Ransomware is a new concept that may be coming to a smart home device or a connected car near you.  The concept of holding something for ransom isn’t new, but holding a car, or your smart home is.  With a growing number of smart home devices and vehicles that are connected to the internet, they

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More drivers than ever before are aware of connected vehicle innovations, and are conscious of these innovations when purchasing vehicles. The industry is growing by leaps and bounds. Bloomberg recently reported that “Internet-connected cars and other everyday products have become the fastest-growing part of the U.S. wireless industry.” As the popularity of connected cars continues to grow,

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New methods of car theft no longer a mystery

  • January 4, 2017
  • Scott at LoJack

The methods of car theft have long remained the same throughout the years. The public has often been warned that vehicles left running to warm up in the winter are easy targets for theft, as are cars parked away from street lights. But as technology changes, thieves are now moving past crimes of convenience and

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The connected car market is developing at a rapid pace, and for automotive dealerships, this presents a tremendous opportunity for growth. At the center of this emerging industry is telematics, a topic which we have discussed on this blog in the past. According to Dev Bhatia, Senior Director of Product at CalAmp/LoJack, who recently wrote an article in Dealer

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If you’ve never heard of the term “telematics,” you’re not alone. Until recently, telematics was a technology used primarily by commercial businesses for tracking and managing fleets. Now, however, we’re seeing telematics emerge as a more mainstream consumer product. Telematics refers to any device which merges telecommunications and informatics, and enables wireless data communication. The

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Many people still perceive auto theft as mostly a crime of opportunity. Teens out late at night stealing cars to go joyriding. A thief jumping into a vehicle running unattended and driving off. A bump and run carjacking. Those methods are still widespread and require vigilance. But today’s connected vehicle thief is also more methodical and patient than ever

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