Plug-n-Play Telematics: Voyo Device Brings Connectivity to Older Cars

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Half of the development funding required to bring Voyo to market was raised in 6 hours on Kickstarter, so you know it’s a hip, cool, cutting-edge, Silicon Valley kind of thing. The ease with which the device and app install and function on vehicles and smartphones certainly furthers the impression that parent company Voyomotive mustHalf of the development funding required to bring Voyo to market was raised in 6 hours on Kickstarter, so you know it's a hip, cool, cutting-edge, Silicon Valley kind of thing. The ease with which the device and app install and function on vehicles and smartphones certainly furthers the impression that parent company Voyomotive must be located close enough to be tapping the same water source as Apple. Indeed the company hails from San Francisco, with an engineering office outside Detroit in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and its product is just beginning to roll out at the 2015 SEMA show. What is Voyo? It's an advanced telematics system that plugs into the OBDII port (of any car built since 1996) and connects the car to the cloud, upgrading the car with modern features, some of which are only just arriving on new cars. Hardware inside the tiny plug-in module includes GPS, a 3-D accelerometer and gyroscope, 870 or 915 MHz radio (for short-range wireless data transmission), and Bluetooth Low Energy communications. The whole device is secured with 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard protocols.