In 1996, the Belgian telematics company SmartMove was founded in partnership with IMEC, the world's largest independent microelectronics research and development (R&D) centre. It is about to launch its first commercially available product, a third-generation telematics system that operates independently of service providers, thus allowing different products to work together in a single vehicle-mounted piece of equipment. Its new 'intelligent communication computer' offers a previously unknown level of integration. It is an open telematics platform, which can be built into vehicles and allows an unlimited number of services to be offered in one system. These services include navigation, emergency calls, onboard diagnostics, fleet management, traffic information, and traffic management. This third-generation open system integrates its subsystems generically, and is the only way to combine existing applications with future as-yet unknown services. It offers the opportunity to bring together an unlimited number of service providers and users. SmartMove's business model is based on its strong partnership with different national and international companies. Its system uses different communication channels, around which a software and hardware environment is formed, creating a 'remote computer'.

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    Cap Gemini


    PB Farradyne

    444 South Flower Street, Suite 3700
    Los Angeles, CA  United States  90071

    iMPath Networks


    Georgia Department of Transportation

    One Georgia Center
    600 West Peachtree Street, NW
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30308



    System Innovations, Incorporated

    1551 Forbes Street
    Fredericksburg, VA  United States  22405
  • Authors:
    • Maes, M
  • Publication Date: 1999


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00790287
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Created Date: Apr 11 2000 12:00AM