Retrofit EV Telematics Launched by ERM

A telematics solution tailored for EVs’ specific needs claims retrofit capabilities to bring older vehicles into the connected car world.

ERM Advanced Telematics will launch its StarLink EV, a product it claims can be applied to all EVs including cars, buses, trucks and even two-wheeled motorcycles and scooters. It will be offered to consumers and automotive partners in more than 65 countries beginning this June.

It claims system operates through the EV’s computer and through a network that is similar in its means of operation to CANBUS, which is used in older vehicles. It is adapted for high voltage use of up to 100V and will be equipped with an internal back-up battery powering technology for analyzing driver behavior and identifying accidents.

Eitan Kirshenboim, CMO at ERM, said: “We view the EV market as a prime growth accelerator for telematics solutions which enable the remote analysis of vehicles that travel on the roads today and in the future.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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