It appears that telematics will increasingly help enterprises save money and improve service for their commercial vehicle fleets.
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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.