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Telematics is a broad term that encompasses all tools and technologies that are built by integrating telecommunications and information and communication technologies (ICT).
With telematics, telecommunications and ICT are used to create and manage holistic communication systems via the ability to send, receive and process information between remote devices, objects or entities.
Telematics is related to automobile GPS navigation systems that incorporate wireless telecommunications with computing devices in tracking and navigating vehicles. Typically, a telematics system is composed of end-user computing devices, computer networks and backbone telecommunications infrastructure. It uses computing technologies to process data, computer networks to receive and transport remote device or object data and telecommunication infrastructure as the communication medium.
In addition to the automobile industry, telematics has a wide variety of applications in other domains, such as health informatics, distance learning and the Internet.