There has been a lot of buzz lately about how the Internet of Things (IoT) will transform our lives. Our vehicles will become an essential part of the IoT, leading some to use the term, “Internet of Cars.” Apple, Google and Microsoft have each developed connected car platforms, bringing smartphone-like functionality to our vehicles. Vehicles

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Connected Cars and the Dealership Experience

  • October 18, 2016
  • Scott at LoJack

Safer driving. Easier parking. Access to WiFi, music, videos and more at the click of a button. These are commonly discussed benefits of the connected car. A new emerging topic is what these new developments mean for automotive dealerships. Internet of Things (IoT) innovations are paving the way for improved dealership operations, which in turn

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How Will the Connected Car Change Police Work?

  • October 11, 2016
  • Scott at LoJack

LoJack has always been strongly connected with the law enforcement community. Our founder, William R. Reagan, had a vision of developing a solution to help protect officers while on the job. Since 1986, LoJack has enjoyed a strong, collaborative relationship with law enforcement agencies across the country. As we’ve discussed, the connected car is giving

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One of the most common questions we get from consumers is: “What can I do to prevent my vehicle from being stolen?” No measure will be 100 percent effective. All we can do is mitigate the chances. One of the best countermeasures is to try to think like a thief might. For example, if your

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CalAmp (NASDAQ: CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, today announced LotSmart™ by LoJack, an advanced enterprise-grade telematics service which enables dealerships to improve operations and increase consumer satisfaction. Dealerships can also drive incremental revenue with the introduction of SureDrive™ by LoJack, a new connected car mobile application for consumers. CalAmp unveiled LotSmart

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CalAmp (NASDAQ:CAMP), a leading provider of wireless products, services and solutions, today announced SureDrive™ by LoJack, a mobile application designed to bring novel connected car services to consumers, including advanced safety and security technologies to provide peace of mind for vehicle owners. CalAmp unveiled SureDrive by LoJack and a wide range of new advanced telematics services

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Every day we hear of new innovations for the future of the connected vehicle. BMW recently outlined its vision – a vehicle that is so connected to the broader Internet of Things that it communicates with other devices and gadgets in your home and offers conveniences that go beyond the driving experience. Innovations provide benefits, but where

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Self-driving vehicles promise to offer many benefits – chief among them is the chance to make the roads safer and give more opportunities for people who can’t drive to easily get from point A to point B. New concepts from tech companies and automakers like Google, Tesla, Ford, Uber, Apple, Toyota and others suggest a

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Key to the auto industry’s rush to perfect self-driving car technology is the promise that the arrival of these vehicles will usher in an era of accident-free motoring and make crashes a rarity, if not an eventual impossibility. This initiative has hit a speed bump since news broke of a fatal crash involving a Tesla

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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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