Definition of telematics in English:


plural noun

  • [treated as singular] The branch of information technology which deals with the long-distance transmission of computerized information.

    • ‘This is much less expensive and allows virtually anyone with a cell phone access to telematics.’
    • ‘The situation for vehicle telematics differs greatly from the mobile phone market.’
    • ‘We have used a common definition of vehicle telematics as the combination of location with two-way communication in vehicles.’
    • ‘This transformation will make telematics an essential element of a new generation of personalized mobile services.’
    • ‘Improvements in connectivity through telematics or the ubiquitous cell phone enable us to survive.’


1970s: blend of telecommunication and informatics.