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First mobile telematics service launched: SK Telecom

Carol Ko | April 21, 2009
South Korean telco's mobile telematics services include remote diagnosis, control of vehicles safety and security, route guidance and entertainment.

Furthermore, SK Telecom plans to continue developing new technologies and services such as personalised service' that creates the optimal driving environment by taking into account the driver's physical conditions and habits; eco-driving system', which enhances fuel efficiency through the smart operation of driving gear; and wireless networking' that allows vehicles to connect with each other.

Telematics refers to a real-time service that provides drivers with various information regarding automobile accidents or theft detection, route guidance, traffic or daily living information, games and e-mail services by applying mobile telecommunications and global positioning system technology to automobiles.


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