CalAmp, an Irvine, Calif.-based wireless communications systems company, and Autobrain, maker of the Autobrain connected-car platform “that turns any car into a smart car in minutes,” announced the integration of CalAmp’s plug-and-play OBD devices and telematics systems into Autobrain’s platform.
Starting July 1, consumers can purchase CalAmp-supported Autobrain devices online or at major retail establishments across the United States.
There are more than 200 million consumer vehicles in the United States that can benefit from aftermarket connected-car services to gain significant boosts in safety and security, according to CalAmp, which describes itself as “a pure-play pioneer of Internet of Things (IoT) enablement solutions.”
“CalAmp’s telematics technology systems and platforms help fortify these consumer services with more reliable location tracking, expanded vehicle-health intelligence and greater driver-behavior assessment,” the company said. “As a result, Autobrain will be able to better provide safety and peace of mind for drivers and their loved ones.”
In a news release, CalAmp said its many years of experience deploying telematics solutions for commercial vehicle fleets provides a unique foundation for enabling expanding and rapidly evolving consumer connected-car services.
PEG and PULS, two proven technologies at the core of CalAmp’s telematics offerings, power its configurable devices with embedded features that can be updated and expanded over-the-air, according to the company.
“Autobrain is preparing to launch a unique connected-car suite of applications direct to consumers through a nationwide retail network, and CalAmp’s technology will help them deliver the scale, reliability and flexibility required to best serve their customers,” said Justin Schmid, senior vice president and general manager of CalAmp’s telematics systems business. “Consumer telematics services are poised for growth, and this evolving channel provides CalAmp with valuable new opportunities to partner with customers to improve and protect the lives of people around the world.”