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CalAmp and LoJack announce new telematics solutions

LoJack, provider of stolen vehicle recovery (SVR) and innovative automotive services has announced a next-generation consumer telematics solutions. Through a combination of parent company, CalAmp’s, core telematics services and LoJack SVR technology, the LoJack brand is expanding making SVR and enhanced telematics services including CrashBoxx alerts available nationwide in the US.

LoJack’s new generation of dual-mode telematics and SVR technology is the only offering that combines connected car features and real-time crash management with the proprietary LoJack Stolen Vehicle Recovery System supported directly by law enforcement agencies.

The advanced capabilities blend CrashBoxx instant crash alerts with speed alerts, TripWire arrival notifications and trip history, all via the new LoJack SureDrive connected car mobile application. In the event of a collision, CrashBoxx will automatically notify the LoJack call center to help provide timely assistance and facilitate emergency response based on information about crash severity and other key technical details reported in real time.

Michael Burdiek, president and CEO of CalAmp said of the development that:

The latest LoJack technology greatly expands our footprint and provides dealers across the U.S. with telematics services that enhance the customer experience and help drive bottom line financial results. As consumers become more aware of what connected vehicle technology can offer, real-time data and analytics will be key to developing new value-added services that deliver increased revenue opportunities for dealers while providing peace of mind for their customers.”

In addition to delivering value to dealers, CalAmp is collaborating with Together for Safer Roads to leverage data and technology to minimize driver risk and help facilitate potentially life-saving emergency response.

David Braunstein, president of Together for Safer Roads added that

“LoJack’s new connected vehicle services and CrashBoxx technology is an important step forward in bringing solutions to market that help consumers develop better driving behaviors and improve post-crash response. Post-crash response is a key pillar we focus on in collaboration with automotive and technology industry leaders like CalAmp to create a measurable and sustainable impact in our drive to save lives.”

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