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What Does a Telematics Server do?

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Information Comes In Previously on the Carmine Blog, telematics devices send information via cell towers. Wherever there is cellular coverage, the device can send out the data it’s collecting. Cell towers send that information over the wired internet. This is the same infrastructure that allows computers to communicate with servers in different regions of the world. […]

How Do Telematics Devices Work?

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What is a telematics device? Telematics is a funny and overly technical word for sending data about an object, car or speedboat or shipping container, from that object to a server somewhere off in cyber space. Uses for these devices are as numerous as the sands on the seashore, but a few different types of […]

Does Switching Lanes Get You There Faster?

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Yes! Actually, yes it does in fact expedient a trip. Myth Buster (yes, the television show) found that a car switching lanes to get to its destination arrived 4% to 25% faster than vehicles that remained in “their” lane. (is-it-faster-to-weave-through-traffic-or-stay-in-one-lane-we-finally-have-an-answer) The experiment: one lane switching vehicle was compared to 4 vehicles that picked one lane […]

Will Driverless Cars Eliminate Traffic?

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Yes! A few driverless cars, or DCs, can prevent some amount of traffic when operating on a roadway with live drivers. (Self-driving-cars-traffic) Even if autonomous vehicles make up as little as 5% of the total vehicles on a roadway, “stop-and-go waves” of traffic could be curb. (Self-driving-cars-traffic) DCs don’t do all the naughty things (here’s […]

What Causes Traffic?

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Speeds, Always Changing Changes in speed. That’s what causes traffic. One car. Many cars. Even the slightest change by any of them could cause traffic. The chief of speed changes, above accelerating and decelerating, is braking. Whatever the reason, braking causes a following vehicle to also brake. As the current vehicle starts to speed up […]

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