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FAQ

What are “Telematics?”
The combination of telecommunications and informatics, or Telematics, provides a broad array of important automotive safety, convenience, and property protection services.

In recent years, dozens of automotive-specific, GPS-based applications have emerged to provide innovative new location-based services (LBS), with hundreds more expected to come to market in the next few years.

What services does the ALTOlink platform provide?
Currently, ALTOlink supports:

  • Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle to Infrastructure (V2I) communications
  • Collision avoidance services
  • Vehicle location services and blocking (geo-fencing)
  • Locator services (gas stations, restaurants, medical facilities, etc.)
  • Voice-activated driver identification and verification
  • 911 emergency notification in the event of accidents
  • Stolen vehicle tracking

In the very near future, ALTOlink applications will assist you with:

  • Finding “smart parking” spaces
  • Automatic micropayments… like paying for tolls, parking, or even using a restaurant drive-thru
  • In-vehicle entertainment
  • In-vehicle environmental, health and safety protection

Why do I need ALTOlink, when I can use my Smart Phone?

  1. ALTOlink is a voice-activated, completely hands-free device; most states prohibit the use of a Smart Phone while driving, even when used only for navigation. Using your cellphone or any other electronic device while driving is unsafe… and in many states, illegal.
  2. ALTOlink protects your vehicle from theft and vandalism after you’ve parked your car, and have taken your cellphone with you. It provides 24/7 services like Stolen Vehicle Recovery System (SVRS) to find your car quickly in the event it is stolen.
  3. ALTOlink runs off your car’s electrical system; it does not need charging, and will not wear down your phone battery.

Where can I purchase ALTOlink?
The ALTOlink platform is being test-marketed is selected areas, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Transportation, state insurance commissions, and automobile insurance companies.

If you would be interested in participating in a test market in your area, please complete the following form:

About You:

First Name *
Last Name *

What you drive:

Car Make: *
Car Model: *
Car Year: *

Where you drive

City: *
State: *

If you are selected to participate in the test-market, we will contact you within 60 days:

Email Address: *