The Wearables and Devices sector delivers detailed analysis of the smartphone, tablet, and wearables industries with research extending from the underpinning enabling technologies implemented in future mobile devices to the demand and supply dynamics at work in the world’s markets. While these mobile devices create the largest global consumer electronics market, providing myriad opportunities, it also provides some of the toughest challenges for vendors as segments of the market mature. To counter this development, the practice provides an understanding of the next phase of growth in the mobile devices sector utilizing key segmentations, market data, and forecasts. Essential research areas to aid this understanding includes enterprise applications, mobile broadband adoption, the effects of new developing business models, demand shifts to the replacement market, the transformative impact of core enabling technologies (such as flexible displays, energy harvesting, array cameras, and smart biometrics), and new revenue opportunities in modular devices and smart accessories.
Nobody doubts that China is the biggest potential telematics market. When there was only 7% growth rate in the rest of the world, China’s automobile growth rate was about 35%; in 2006, 7.29 million cars were produced, and the total registered number of private cars increased to 23.2 million from 7.73 million. China became the second largest vehicle market in 2007, trailing the United States. After a long-term frozen period, China’s navigation market bloomed in 2007 as GPS products increasingly become well-known to consumers. To solve the heavy traffic situation, the Chinese government built a real-time traffic information system available in Beijing for the 2008 Olympic Games. Insurance companies have started to cooperate with telematics providers such as Tobe and OnStar to offer telematics insurance solutions and reduce operational costs. It looks like it is just the right time to launch telematics services in China.