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The Road Is Paved With Opportunity

The global on-road commercial telematics system industry will exceed $29B in revenue by 2024, while telematics across the commercial services vertical will grow at a 19% CAGR.  

Factors such as e-Commerce, new alliances, economic pressures, and labor challenges are creating an urgent need for flexibility, predictivity, and end-to-end and near-real time visibility across transportation modes.

Freight solution providers and customers need to sort through the jargon to determine requirements, timing, and partnerships for a range of emerging technologies including freight/route optimization, electrification, ADAS/autonomy, blockchain and prognostics. Speed of execution continues to shrink with increasing requirements for tracking of drivers, vehicles and cargo at a more granular level. 5G, satellite, and autonomous vehicles are creating use cases not previously possible with many still to be discovered.

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Whether you are a technology provider, transportation agency, or private business, ABI Research can help you navigate through this period of digital transformation. We provide you with actionable insights and strategic consultation to help you make the right decisions and investments.

Our research includes:

  • Detailed long-term forecasts on global commercial telematics, ADAS, cold chain, maritime, rail, and aviation modes to support reliable, accurate long-term planning
  • Competitive analysis of the largest global commercial telematics providers on the basis of innovation, strengths and weaknesses
  • Global ecosystem coverage including a drill-down of China’s commercial telematics market
  • Disruptive technologies assessments with strategic opportunities identified, including timing and sizing
  • Insights into the business transformation path and potential of ADAS and electrification, including timing, penetration rates, leaders, and new entrants
  • Value chain analysis on evolving business models including OEM’s, Tier 1’s, and software and hardware providers
  • Identification of hot technology innovators, investment tracking, mergers and acquisitions, and anticipated next moves
  • Connectivity transitions and projections including 3G, 4G, 5G, satellite and LPWA
  • Economic and regulatory industry assessments across regions, modes and verticals

Roadblocks Are Everywhere

Scale, differentiated IP, strategic partnerships, and growth in key geographies are creating a chasm between leaders, followers, and laggards in the transportation industry. Manual and opaque processes are being disrupted by connectivity and automation. Decisions on data access, privacy, security, and monetization have far reaching consequences.  New issues are developing from driver Hours of Service (HOS) regulations, heightening pain points in deadtime, parking and cargo capacity.

Fleet solution providers are facing challenges including silo’d architecture, overdependence on specific geographies/verticals and a move towards factory-fit installation versus aftermarket adoption. Fleets themselves, many of them small- and medium-sized businessses, struggle to afford the rising costs of connectivity, hiring and retention of drivers, rising fuel prices, changing consumer demand, severe weather, tariffs and aging fleets.

It is crucial that transportation technology providers fully comprehend the impact and need for their solutions via user experience testing and a “just works” user experience. They need to operate successfully in a constantly evolving field of competitors with further consolidation and disruptive entrants a given.

At the same time, technology adopters need to comprehend their ROI, connection to their strategy and identity and take the long-view of where disruption is headed.

Both parties need to determine what to develop in-house, when to partner (and with whom), when to acquire talent and IP and where to invest in future leaders.

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