MILAN and IRVINE, Calif., June 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --CalAmp (Nasdaq: CAMP), a connected intelligence company helping businesses and people track, monitor and recover vital assets with real-time visibility and insights, today announced its subsidiary, LoJack Italia, has partnered with the Koelliker Group, a leader in the import and sales of electric, connected and intelligent vehicles. Through the partnership, all SERES 3C-SUV electric vehicles, recently launchedby Koelliker, will be pre-installed with LoJack Connect cutting-edge connected car intelligence and services that encourage better driving habits and enhance vehicle safety for more secure and sustainable mobility.
The LoJack Connectapp serves as a virtual assistant that allows SERES 3 drivers to simplify daily mobility and maintain their car by staying informed about the location, status and operation. And if a crash occurs or the car is stolen, real-time assistance via their smartphone is available in those critical moments to get them back on the road.
In the event of a collision, CrashBoxxcrash response services deliver real-time crash notification to loved ones and immediate assistance to the motorist from LoJack's 24/7 Security Operations Center providing support with emergency response, towing and accident statement forms. Automated incident reports document crash data on force, impact, and damage, helping to facilitate investigations and claims processing.
For preventative maintenance, LoJack Connect delivers automated alarms of potential mechanical failures and reminders of maintenance deadlines or tire rotations. These features will help keep the SERES 3 in top condition, thus avoiding costly breakdowns and improving vehicle safety.
With the Driving Stylefeature, SERES 3 drivers receive a score indicating their driving behavior based on an analysis of telematics data. These intelligent insights encourage drivers to develop safer driving habits, contribute to road safety and help reduce environmental impact.
In addition to vehicle location, kilometers driven and routes traveled, the Family Mode feature alerts drivers when the car driven by family member enters or leaves a pre-set area, such as a workplace parking lot or school. When parked and a preset geo-fenced area is activated around it, the Vehicle Protectionfeature will notify the driver of any unanticipated movements if the car is towed or stolen and the Security Operations Center will assist in recovery.
The LoJack partnership also provides Koelliker with a dedicated SmartDealer portal, which notifies them when kilometer threshholds are exceeded, tire rotation is needed or a low battery alert goes off. With these connected intelligence insights, Koelliker can offer their customers maintenance or service to help keep the SERES 3 in top condition, avoiding costly breakdowns and improving vehicle and road safety.
"We chose to distribute the SERES 3 for its innovative driver-based designed and extraordinarily reliability," says Luca Ronconi, managing director of Koelliker. "The collaboration with LoJack Italia, a company with extensive and in-depth experience in telematics solutions and innovative services in the automotive world, further enhances the driver experience of this new generation of electric, connected and intelligent SUVs."
"This partnership marks the first electric vehicle installations of our connected car solutions and we are thrilled to be a part of making mobility smarter and safer," said Maurizio Iperti, senior vice president of LoJack EMEA and managing director of LoJack Italia. "Our LoJack Connect and SmartDealer technology gives SERES 3 drivers the real-time support they need at the most critical times and ensures a more comfortable, safe and sustainable driving experience."
About Koelliker GroupBorn in 1936, the Koelliker Group (www.koelliker.it) is a leader in Italy in the import and sale of cars and leads the sector by providing automotive brands with skills capable of introducing them to the markets and supporting their commercial development. A constantly growing and evolving reality that, inspired by the company philosophy of measuring itself against ever new challenges and looking to the future through innovation and professionalism, has marketed over 2,000,000 vehicles of numerous brands including the Japanese Mitsubishi - of which it is importer and distributor unique since 1979 - and since 2003 the Korean SsangYong. Within the Group there is also the company Autotrade & Logistics, a team of experts who have been working for years with the major companies in the sector, ensuring a state-of-the-art vehicle logistics service, a real "Entrance Gate" . Finally, the experience gained has allowed us to develop the Fleet Sales division for the sale and creation of specific set-ups for Ministries, Public Bodies, Companies and Large Industrial Groups.
About LoJack ItaliaLoJack Italia, a wholly-owned CalAmp subsidiary, is a market leader in stolen vehicle recovery and innovative automotive services in Italy and across the E.U., helping over 9 million people protect their assets and vehicles from theft. We have been active in Italy for 15 years and are undergoing a strong growth phase with more than 500,000 software and service subscribersachieved in the last 5 years. Today, LoJack Italia is leveraging CalAmp's telematics technology to create a new level of value for the automotive, insurance, and car rental markets and their end-customers through easily accessible, innovative connected vehicle solutions. For more information, visit lojack.itor LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, Top Recovery, YouTube,LoJack Blog.
About CalAmpCalAmp (Nasdaq: CAMP) is a connected intelligence company that helps people and businesses work smarter. We partner with transportation and logistics, industrial equipment, government and automotive industries to deliver insights that enable businesses to make the right decisions. Our applications, platforms and smart devices allow them to track, monitor and recover their vital assets with real-time visibility that reduces costs, maximizes productivity and improves safety. Headquartered in Irvine, California, CalAmp has been publicly traded since 1983. We have 22 million products installed and over 1.3 million software and services subscribers worldwide. For more information, visit calamp.com, or LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or CalAmp Blog.
CalAmp, LoJack, TRACKER, Here Comes The Bus, Bus Guardian, iOn Vision, CrashBoxxand associated logos are among the trademarks of CalAmp and/or its affiliates in the United States, certain other countries and/or the EU. Spireon acquired the LoJack U.S. Stolen Vehicle Recovery (SVR) business from CalAmp and holds an exclusive license to the LoJack mark in the United States and Canada. Any other trademarks or trade names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.
NASA is contemplating space journeys far beyond a near-Earth asteroid, the moon or Mars for its new heavy-lift rocket in development. The Space Launch System (SLS), as it is called, could instead visit the moon of Pluto or return samples from other outer planets.
An unmanned flyby mission to Pluto's Charon, sample return missions to Jupiter's moon Europa or Saturn's Titan, or a sample-gathering flight through Jupiter's atmosphere or the ice water jets of Saturn's Enceladus all are said to be possible with the 286,000-pound (130,000 kilograms) launch capabilities of the Space Launch System.
The first launch of SLS is planned for 2017, but it will not have an upper stage and will be able to put only 154,000 pounds (70,000 kg) into low-Earth orbit. Beginning in 2022, however, the rocket is expected to have more powerful boosters and an upper stage to give it an ability to deliver 286,000 pounds to Earth orbit.
Such large cargos will be transported under a nose-cone fairing that will have a diameter of about 30 feet (10 meters), giving the Space Launch System a useful payload volume of about 38,846 cubic feet (1,100 cubic meters). The rocket itself has a diameter of about 25 feet (8.4 meters). [Photos: NASA's Space Launch System for Deep Space Flights]
"Most of the science community hasn't thought beyond current lift capability. Scientists haven't thought about what mass and volume they need to use," Kenneth Bruce Morris, a Booz Allen Hamilton senior associate, said at the 63rd annual International Astronautical Congress in Naples, Italy, on Oct 5. Morris' presentation was co-authored with the Marshall Space Flight Center. Before joining Booz Allen Hamilton, Morris was NASA's lead for Ares V utilization planning under the now-canceled Constellation program.
Because of the SLS payload capability, future science spacecraft will be able to carry large propulsion systems and more fuel, enabling them to reduce their mission time and carry more instruments. To reach the outer planets, previous spacecraft have had to make multiple gravity-assist maneuvers around the inner planets to reach the velocity needed, costing valuable time. The SLS could increase mission time by years, since its larger propulsion systems would enable more direct trajectories.
Another advantage of SLS is the potential to reduce the number of separate launches complex missions will require. For example, with existing boosters, an outer planet sample mission would require many launches to assemble the spacecraft. With SLS, however, the mission could be achieved with fewer launches, or even just one, reducing complexity.
In addition to sample return, such large scientific spacecraft could deliver multiple rovers to the surface of Venus or carry the substantial shielding needed for operating long term in the harsh radiation environment of the Jupiter system.
"We've been talking with the science community. Most of our focus has been on targeted one-on-one interactions between SLS and high-priority science missions in the coming decades, discussing mutually beneficial options," Stephen Creech, SLS strategic development manager for NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center, told SPACE.com.
On July 25, the SLS program passed two key reviews, for combined system definition and system requirements, to move toward its preliminary design review, scheduled for late 2013. The SLS critical design review is scheduled for early 2014. These various checkpoints pave the way for the finished design of SLS to begin construction in earnest.
As well as missions to the outer planets, the SLS could launch space telescopes that operate at the thermally stable second sun-Earth Lagrange point, a spot in space where gravity from the sun and Earth balance each other out. Designed to observe ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared light, these space telescopes would use huge mirrors with diameters from about 24 feet to 52 feet (16 meters). A 52-foot mirror telescope could find and characterize alien planets around other stars.
Such large imaging systems would also be useful for the U.S. government's National Reconnaissance Office satellites and other Department of Defense spacecraft. Launching large robotic spacecraft capable of traveling to geostationary orbit to service telecommunication satellites is another possible use for SLS. [Video: SLS Leaving Low-Earth Orbit Behind]
Because the Space Launch System would be able to deliver very large structures with a few launches, it could also put into orbit, for assembly, the component parts of a space-based solar power system. Such a solar satellite could be a commercial venture.
The company has proposed a private space station, leased by governments and corporations for research, which would consist of four of Bigelow's inflatable BA330 modules, a docking node and a propulsion unit. Each BA330 has a total volume of 11,653 cubic feet (330 cubic meters). The first BA330 is to be launched on a Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) Falcon 9 rocket in 2015.
The SLS could also enable Lagrange point gateway architecture for manned exploration, said Jim Chilton, Boeing's space exploration vice president and Space Launch System stages program manager. Speaking at the astronautical congress, Chilton's presentation showed how two SLS launches, using 15-foot-long nose cones capable of fitting 154,000 pounds inside, would be able to deliver the modules for a Lagrange point platform. Located at the Earth-moon L2 Lagrange point, beyond our natural satellite's orbit, the platform would be a waypoint for refueling.
Under NASA's exploration plans, the manned Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, launching atop an SLS rocket, would go to an asteroid after a trip around the moon and back in 2021. The asteroid mission would be a deep-space trip for the astronauts; an intermediate test mission could see the crew go to such a platform at the L2 Lagrange point.
Lockheed, the primary Orion contractor, is also considering alternate missions for the space capsule. Josh Hopkins, Lockheed Martin Space Systems' space exploration architect, described to SPACE.com an in-orbit experiment to create a centrifugal force onboard Orion that would give astronauts a gravity-like experience.
"We've been looking at an artificial gravity test where you put an Orion in a tether with a mass and spin them up and Orion is not designed to be spun up and so we're working on that, we're interested in it," he told SPACE.com.Get in Touch with Mechanic