"The name of Freematics stands for Free (as in freedom) and Telematics. The goal of this project is to make it possible, accessible, and affordable for people, especially makers, to carry out vehicle telematics projects with open-source hardware, more specifically Arduino, the most popular single-board microcontroller platform.
Telematics, more specifically vehicle telematics, refers to the use of telecommunications and informatics systems within road vehicles. Practical applications of vehicle telematics include:
Vehicle data logging and analysis
Mobile data transmission
Wireless vehicle safety communications
Intelligent vehicle technologies
Auto insurance "