Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for July 28, including the Obama's impending signature to allow unlocking of cellphones, EU clearing the acquisition of Beats by Apple, problems still plague the Surface Pro 3, a new app store for SAP and the expected portion of M2M connections made up by telematics.
The number of in-vehicle apps will grow fivefold by 2018 to 269 million. However, few app developers will see any revenue from their efforts. Even though in-vehicle app integration will race ahead, revenues will be dented--and not just for developers.
An increasingly mobile international economy has led to the disruption of some transport markets. Google already revealed its plan to make its driverless cars available, leaving analysts to predict the next likely transport sector to adopt the emergent driverless technology.
Driverless vehicles have the potential to revolutionize the way we drive as well as the way we conduct business, as demonstrated by a number of recent developments.
Drivers who refuse to include telematics tracking devices in their vehicles could face higher insurance rates or could be forced off the road entirely, predicts insurance execs.
Fleetmatics, an SaaS-based mobile workforce solutions provider, just launched the first edition of its FleetBeat report. Service vehicles from those used by small plumbers and electricians to large truckers and fleets were studied to establish fleet benchmarking data and the estimated economic impact of commercial fleet telematics.
Read the latest in mobile IT news for April 21, including how Nike slashed most of its FuelBand team, why slow response times kill mobile sites, which mobile payment service was the most used, the benefits of connected trucks and vehicles and the expected growth in the wireless network security market.
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.