“The trend is to go to open platform telematics”

Everyone talks about “Internet of Things”, “big data”, and “cloud” services. But nobody wants to buy additional hardware to get access to the CAN-based in-vehicle networks.Vision of fleet telematics in 2025 (Source: Frost & Sullivan)

The last two years were intense and in the same time brought an air of change in telematics industry. According to the studies and reports that are available, at this point many acquisitions and optic changes took place in the market. In addition, the requirements in the market are different and the regulations are new. The trend is moving to “smart” cities approach, “smart” mobility and self-driving transportation.

What about the other industries? What are their requirements and what are the trends? How wide is the offer? Can the hardware offered still fulfill all demands? Sure is that technology advances and demographic needs are changing, mobility industry is pushing telematics to come up with new solutions, and the providers are trying to keep up the step with the innovation trends. Everything will go electric or autonomous, everything should be in one place but shared and opened to the others, the data are still the gold but how they are shapes is the real treasure.

In the automotive industry, if we talk about small passenger cars or big fleet of trucks, the main aspect in the discussion is the value gained by using each type of vehicle. Mirroring this into services area the focus is similar and it is moving from TCO (total cost of ownership) to value created. The users are looking for solutions that are more reliable with the possibility of updating them in time without adding any new hardware. Soon we will talk about vehicle as a service, car as a service, or vehicle as a marketplace. The value will consist in the number and quality of the application accessed in each vehicle or telematics devices.

We understood this opportunity and in 2019 we decided to go outside the box in the real way. Even, if we will still maintain the hardware as part of their business, we have decided to open our solutions and license our knowledge to third-party telematics devices that are open platform based. As the recipient of the 2018 for Customer Value Leadership Award for CAN-based solution named by Frost and Sullivan, this move looks like offering to all telematics players the same value for their solutions and products.

Changing the focus from TCO to value growth enables in the same time many other adjacent or complementary opportunities like smart mobility projects, smart cities solutions based on car sharing and ride sharing vehicles, smart public transportation. In a world full of sensors and connectivity, being open and prepared for the new challenges is the key to success in telematics business.

The CAN Library supports a broad range of use cases

Our CAN-related services empower any telematics supplier provider to read any vehicle data in any industry. The approach is quite simple and it is based on an operating system that is free and easy to access: Android. The CAN-related services for Android run in the background of any 3rd party telematics device without any user interaction or interface, except the one for configuring it. The service runs with a higher priority than inactive or invisible activities and therefore it is less likely that the Android system terminates them for resource management.

From now on using our CAN-related service, any 3rd party device will act like a firewall necessary to safeguard against hazards caused by interference with vehicle computer systems.

Bianca Barbu (Chief Marketing Officer, Cango) at the 5th Telematics Confernce in Dubai, March 2019: “All the functionalities that we offered until now inside our hardware are ready to be offered as applications on third party open platform telematics units. In this way we want and we are able to license our knowledge in any telematics devices and it is not only CAN libraries but also we build applications like Driver Performance Assistance, MIL&DTC codes, Tachograph, FMS2IP, car sharing, or any other application that a partner can imagine.” 

The main advantage of this type of service is, that based on it, an unlimited type of application can be built. In this way, the final user, instead of paying for a new additional hardware if they need a new functionality or feature for their fleet, will only add the application. Getting this type of solution the final client will gain the most advantages in the first place because there will be no time and costs spent with the installation and integration of a new hardware. Also, there are many advantages for the telematics solution providers because they will always be ready for the new challenges of the market and requirements of the clients.

The main advantages and benefits that the CANrelated service are the flexibility and control. Moreover, in this situation we are talking about real-time remote control with everything settable and a zero rate of failure and 100-percent data accuracy.

The CAN library is the base for any telematics application that can be developed. As mentioned, there is no need to add any new hardware to get the TPMS because there will be an application for it. Also applications for trailer data without any external device or an application for the DTC codes and MIL. One of the most important applications is the Lucas driver performance assistant, which coaches the vehicle conductor in real-time by calculating more than 49 parameters. All the application can be combined with artificial intelligence or machine learning to evolve to predictive traffic, usage-based insurance, avoiding collisions, or anomalies on the road.

The trend is to go to open platform telematics, which opens opportunities for other industries, and helps achieving the objectives related to the regulations around the world in increasing the quality of life by decreasing the CO2 emission and saving more fuel. This business model proposed by us is the answer to the question: Is there an allin-one solution that can be updated anytime, over-the-air, with the latest developments on the market and with minimum costs?

Telematics Upgraded

CANGO new approach  presented in Dubai Conference

The subject of the 5th edition of the Telematics Conference that took place in Dubai at the end of March 2019 referred to Advanced Telematics in Fleet Management.

CANGO had a presentation slot in which developed the idea related to advanced telematics solution. As an important player in the industry and the recipient of the Frost and Sullivan Award in CANbus solution, CANGO involved the participants at the conference in order to define together some characteristics of what an Advanced Telematics solution is or should be.

Collaboration, Innovation, capacity of adding new features and functionalities, openness level, easy to implement solution were just few of the main ideas developed during the conference.

“We took this opportunity and announced one of our new products, or better said, we announced the shift that our company is making in this moment.  All the functionalities that we offered until now inside our hardware are ready to be offered as applications on third party open platform telematics units. In this way we want and we are able to license our knowledge in any telematics devices and it is not only CANbus libraries but also we build applications like Driver Performance Assistance, MIL&DTC codes, Tacho, FMS2IP, car sharing or any other application that a partner can imagine”. (Bianca Barbu, CMO)

Related to the idea presented and the shift of the company into applications area and CANbus services, CANGO announced also the partnership with one of the biggest players on the market, TomTom. The company choose to partnership with CANGO for the CAnbus services and application based on them for TomTom Bridge Hub.

CANbus Services for Android is a Cango component that runs in the background of a third party telematics device without any user interaction or interface, except the one for configuring it. Service runs with a higher priority than inactive or invisible activities and therefore it is less likely that the Android system terminates them for resource management. For more details write at [email protected]

CANGO part of MobiGoin Action

CANGO – the only South European Company selected to be part of MobiGoIn Action


November 19th and November 20th were dedicated to Smart Mobility in Paris. MobiGoIn Action selected a number of 34 companies around Europe in order to take part in the Matchmaking Event in the Acceleration Program for USA/Canada. The second day was dedicated to Imagine Mobility Meetings organized by Mov’eo, in partnership with Ravi and Paris Region Entreprises.

CANGO is the only company representing the SEE Region at this event. After the presentations, it was time for the companies to get to know one another and to gain some understanding of each others’ businesses. Each SME had 1 minute to present their business in the form of a pitch. After all the pitches, the matchmaking began. Before the event, all the companies had a chance to request who they wanted to meet, so that MobiGoIn -Action project team could matchmake all the companies according to their expressed wishes and different areas of expertise.

Imagine Mobility Meeting is a smart mobility eventwith focus on automotive and smart mobility including tech meetings, B2B business meetings, startup exhibitions and workshops. Over 200 companies participated to explore new business relations and to get more knowledge in the automotive business.

Smart Mobility is transforming from a concept to a reality in more and more cities. During this event CANGO learned a lot by the experiences in other countries and in ready to bring more value on the table when we related to autonomous driving, car-sharing, smart cities and smart mobility.


About MobiGoIn

MobiGoIn – Action aims to establish a Smart Mobility focused on European Strategic Clusters Partnership to promote clusters’ internationalisation. This by developing a strategy aimed at supporting SMEs in their internationalisation processes beyond Europe; and to intensify clusters and networks collaboration across borders.

MobiGoIn – Action’s main focus regards a sustainable, smart and safe mobility in metropolitan areas, achieved through the implementation of solutions and systems for intelligent and cooperative transport, intermodal and sustainable mobility for the citizens and sustainable urban freight logistics.

The Power of Telematics

Leveraging the Power of Telematics. Education and Collaboration in the industry

On September 27, in Warsaw, Poland took place the eighth edition of the Telematics Conference for Central and Eastern Europe.

The main topic of the conference was “Telematics Industry Collaborations” and CANGO participated actively by being part of the panel in which were discussed the trends and ideas about leveraging the power of telematics.

One important stage in telematics industry is education. In most of the case, due to economic situation, people started looking for cheap solution losing their focus from quality. In most of the cases, the experience proves that a cheap solution will be in the end more expensive, even if we talk about telematics, electronic consumer goods or other products. That is why education is very important so companies will look for value added.

Telematics industry plays a crucial role when it comes to smart cities, for example. Without the information related to vehicles and drivers, the smart city strategy cannot be developed properly. If in the past years we were talking about connected vehicles and then IoT, nowadays the concepts are even more developed and it is very important how this information are correlated with the environment. In addition, AI is another aspect that should be taken into consideration so the whole ecosystem is part of this process that is continuously evolving.

CANGO also was present with a booth where the attendees had the chance to see the latest development of the company and discuss the future project opportunities and possible partnership. Two new products were presented including the future telematics platform as a service that the company will launch it soon.

“We know that the big data make the world go round and we want to value these information is algorithms which will bring value and results to any user in the market. Our goal is build a new platform and open it for our partners. In this way we will help the customers educate and choose exactly what they will need from the same place without switching from a platform to another and in the same time we will help the telematics supplier providers to increase their revenues.”

Bianca Barbu, CMO

For more details and information, you can write at [email protected]

Award from Frost and Sullivan

CANGO receives Customer Values Leadership Award from Frost and Sullivan

CANGO Technologies has been awarded by Frost and Sullivan with 2018 European FMS Interface and CANbus Solutions Customer Values Leadership Award.

Romania-based CANGO Technologies (CANGO) is a pioneer in the FMS CANbus solutions market. The interface’s features include FMS 3.0, driver behavior, driver scoring, driver performance assistant, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS), Trailer integrated, and digital tachograph live data. All these features are combined in a unique hardware package that can be easily mounted to all vehicle segments, including heavy commercial vehicles (HCVs), light commercial vehicles (LCVs), buses, coaches, passenger cars, agricultural equipment, construction equipment, and mining equipment. CANGO offers elaborate services with its efficient CANGO FMS Interface, which provides twice the value for its price. (Frost and Sullivan Best Practices Research Report)

“It is a great honor and the most important validation that a company can get. Besides great products, great features, great customization, great people inside to achieve Leadership in Customer Value is something that each company would like to have. Getting this award from Frost and Sullivan it is more important to us and brings a lot of value.
In the same time we are very conscious that this award will set new standards and we will always target high and premium services. For the future CANGO will continue to answer to the most provocative requests with the same love and passion that drove us here”

Puiu Dumitru CANGO’s CEO

CANGO will continue to benefit from its well-established customer base built over the last 10 years, its lineup of disruptive products and technologies, and well-configured revenue plans in the coming years, standing firm as a strong name in the FMS interface market.
With its strong overall performance, CANGO has earned Frost & Sullivan’s 2018 Customer Value Leadership Award. (Frost and Sullivan Best Practices Research Report)