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Competition for customers and regulatory requirements are driving firms to track vehicles and mobile workers through the use of telematics, ABI Research observes.
The construction industry is increasingly adding telematics systems to equipment, notes ABI Research.
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The global telematics market is forecast to increase at a compound annual growth rate of 22.7 percent through 2016, according to the latest stats from TechNavio.
Mid-sized commercial fleet operators are concerned about the compatibility and flexibility of telematics supplied by original equipment manufacturers, a survey by Strategy Analytics found.
AT&T is pushing ahead with its vehicle telematics offerings, Chris Penrose, senior vice president of emerging devices at AT&T Mobility, told an audience at the Mobility Awards held Wednesday in conjunction with the Consumer Electronics Show.
Telematics and consumer electronics sectors are the faster growing sectors of the machine-to-machine communications market, challenging smart metering as the dominant M2M sector, according to the latest research by Juniper Networks.
Paris-based Orange Business Services is teaming with Openmatics, the telematics unit of Germany's ZF Friedrichshafen, to offer wireless telematics services for truck and bus fleets in growing European fleet management market.