Mobility is the focus of Fleetmatics new cloud-based Work platform that enables field service workers to use smartphones and tablets to manage customers, jobs, schedules, invoices and even payment.
Competition for customers and regulatory requirements are driving firms to track vehicles and mobile workers through the use of telematics, ABI Research observes.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Thursday, 11/7 including: the fate of the global telematics market, Gatwick Aiport's switch from BlackBerry to BYOD, Apple's use of Bluetooth over Wi-Fi, the unveiling of the Google barge mystery and stats on the leaders in mobile IT for the month of September.
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.
The Ethernet could serve as the backbone to the electronic architecture connecting domains and sub networks that require higher bandwidth and also cater to consumers' need for high-speed connectivity in their vehicles, according to Frost & Sullivan.
Deutsche Telekom, Sprint and Vodafone top the rankings of carriers in the connected car market, according to the latest report from Informa Telecoms & Media.
Feeling like an also ran in the automotive IT market, Apple has decided to shift its iOS in the Car strategy into high gear, according to a report by AppleInsider.
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.
Is Apple making an "iCar"? Well, not exactly. Apple appears to be pushing ahead with plans to include iOS functionality into other cars though, according to a report by AppleInsider.
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.