Omron, Mobilecast announce telematics alliance.
*** COMMENTARY: Cars are quickly becoming entertainment centers, and Omron's latest venture will add to the list of titillations available when you're on the road. Nothing wrong with that. But we're more interested in the safety and security measures Omron cam develop. It already has a very interesting anti-theft system that contacts your keitai as the thieves make off with your car and traces the car's whereabouts via satellites. Also look for a system that uses sensors to give your car a routine checkup--it's in the works and sounds useful.
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|Title Annotation:||The pulse: the word on the street from the heart of Tokyo|
|Article Type:||Brief Article|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2002|
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