Freematics Wants to create Open Source Vehicle Telematics

By on January 22, 2014

A beautiful project trying to create an open platform for telematics is rising funds on kickstarter!

The name of Freematics stands for Free (as in freedom) and Telematics. The goal of this project is to make it possible, accessible, and affordable for people, especially makers, to carry out vehicle telematics projects with open-source hardware, more specifically Arduino, the most popular single-board microcontroller platform.

Telematics, more specifically vehicle telematics, refers to the use of telecommunications and informatics systems within road vehicles. Practical applications of vehicle telematics include:

  • Vehicle data logging and analysis

  • Vehicle tracking

  • Mobile data transmission

  • Wireless vehicle safety communications

  • Intelligent vehicle technologies

  • Car clubs

  • Auto insurance

via Freematics – vehicle telematics with open-source hardware by Stanley Huang — Kickstarter.

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  • Sean Carter

    Seems like a really useful took, I can only imagine the sorts of things that could come from a telematics tool like this. Really looking forward to it