Commercial telematics is used in various applications such as fleet/asset management, satellite navigation, infotainment, insurance telematics, telehealth solutions, remote alarm and monitoring, and others (including emergency warning systems and wireless vehicle safety communication). Commercial telematics caters to a number of end-use industries including transportation and logistics, healthcare, construction, government and utilities, insurance, and manufacturing. The global commercial telematics market was valued at USD 14.67 billion in 2013 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 18.0% during the forecast period 2014 – 2020.
OEM telematics and aftermarket telematics are the two types of commercial telematics. Further, OEM telematics include embedded OEM systems and hybrid OEM systems; and aftermarket telematics include embedded aftermarket telematics and portable aftermarket telematics. OEM telematics are already installed in vehicles by automobile manufacturers whereas aftermarket telematics include solutions that are installed by the users of vehicles post purchase. Increasing partnerships between automobile manufacturers and telematics service providers is driving the market for OEM telematics. Further, government mandates for installations of telematics devices such as GPS devices and satellite navigators in commercial vehicles is also driving the growth of commercial telematics market.
Of the mentioned applications, fleet/asset management is one of the most important applications of commercial telematics. Vehicle tracking, driver behavior analysis, navigation, entertainment, and asset monitoring are some of the functions carried out by commercial telematics solutions. In recent years, vehicle theft rates in countries such as Brazil and the U.S. are increasing, which is leading to the increased adoption of insurance telematics solutions. Furthermore, telematics is finding wide applications in industries such as healthcare, and government and utilities. Japan, Germany, U.S. and China are experiencing significant growth in the commercial telematics market for healthcare applications due to rising investments in technology to upgrade healthcare facilities in these countries. However, high cost incurred in initial installation and by network service providers are some challenges for wide adoption of commercial telematics solutions.
In 2013, North America was the largest market for commercial telematics in terms of revenue. The region has experienced significant adoption of commercial telematics solutions across industries such as transportation and logistics, and government and utilities. This is attributed mainly to high internet penetration in the North American region. Europe is expected to be the fastest growing region owing to the eCall initiative by the European Union. Demand from countries such as Japan, China, India, and Australia is expected to drive the Asia Pacific commercial telematics market in the coming years. Brazil is experiencing very high vehicle theft rate. As per Brazil’s State Department of Public Safety and national traffic department in Rio de Janeiro, everyday 7 or 8 vehicles out of 100,000 are stolen. CONTRAN 245 is an initiative by the Brazilian government for mandatory installation of tracking devices in vehicles sold and manufactured in Brazil.
The global commercial telematics market is led by players such as MiX Telematics Ltd., Omnitracs LLC, Verizon Communications Inc., WirelessCar AB, ORBCOMM Inc., Masternaut Limited, TomTom N.V., Trimble Navigation Limited, and OnStar LLC., among others.
The commercial telematics market has gained significant momentum in recent years due to the features and services offered by telematics solutions. This report provides a comprehensive strategic analysis of the global market for commercial telematics along with the market size and growth forecast for the period 2012 - 2020. Commercial telematics broadly refers to a system using which an electronic or mechanical device communicates with other devices or human users with the help of a telecommunication network. Factors such as government regulations for mandatory use of telematics technology, wide adoption of commercial telematics across various industries including insurance and infotainment, and increasing partnerships between automobile manufacturers and telematics service providers has led to the growth of global commercial telematics market. Furthermore, rising penetration of broadband and high speed long-term evolution (LTE) technologies across the globe and the increasing demand for high-end luxury cars is driving the adoption and demand for commercial telematics.
This research report on the commercial telematics market provides a detailed market analysis and helps understand the driving forces behind the popularity of these systems across various end-use industries. The report also provides a breakdown and review of various factors affecting market growth, which are appropriately described as market drivers, restraints, and opportunities. These factors determine various existing trends and their impact on market growth. It offers a comprehensive coverage of underlying technological and economic factors influencing the commercial telematics business. Furthermore, value chain analysis and Porter’s five forces analysis are included in the report, which aim to provide strategic insights into the supply chain of the commercial telematics market. The prevalent competition in the market is identified and described through market share analysis of key players.
The scope of the report includes comprehensive analysis of various market segments based on applications and telematics type. Further, in-depth cross sectional analysis of these segments across different geographies [North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World (RoW)] has been provided to aid in strategic decision making. The report includes study of commercial telematics based on various types as OEM telematics and aftermarket telematics. Embedded and hybrid OEM systems are the two types of OEM telematics considered in the scope of this report. Furthermore, embedded and portable aftermarket systems are two types of aftermarket telematics included in the study. Applications in commercial telematics have been categorized into fleet/asset management, satellite navigation, infotainment application, insurance telematics [pay-as-you-drive (PAYD)], telehealth solutions, remote alarm and monitoring and other applications such as emergency warning systems and wireless vehicle safety communications. The study offers a complete understanding of different application sectors of commercial telematics market. The study provides a comprehensive assessment of stakeholder strategies and imperatives for succeeding in the business.
Additionally, the report also includes competitive profiling of leading players in the industry and various business strategies adopted by them. In addition, report explores potential opportunities that are estimated to increase profitability of market participants. The company profiles section in the report provides overview of the companies, annual revenue generated for the past two/three years, business strategies, and recent developments. Companies profiled in this report include MiX Telematics Ltd., Omnitracs LLC, Verizon Communications Inc., WirelessCar AB, ORBCOMM Inc., Masternaut Limited, TomTom N.V., Trimble Navigation Limited, and OnStar LLC.
The global commercial telematics market is categorized into the following segments:
Commercial Telematics Market, by Type
- Embedded OEM Systems
- Hybrid OEM Systems
- Embedded Aftermarket Telematics
- Portable Aftermarket Telematics
Commercial Telematics Market, by Application
- Fleet / Asset Management
- Satellite Navigation
- Insurance Telematics
- Telehealth Solutions
- Remote Alarm and Monitoring
Commercial Telematics Market, by End-use Industry
- Transportation and Logistics
- Government and Utilities
Commercial Telematics Market, by Geography
- North America
- Asia Pacific
- Rest of the World