BMW Tops ABI Research’s Connected Automotive Infotainment OEM Competitive Assessment; Followed by Ford and Mercedes-Benz

Oyster Bay, New York - 11 Feb 2015

​BMW nudges Ford for first place in ABI Research’s latest Connected Automotive Infotainment competitive assessment. This competitive assessment was split into two categories: Innovation and Implementation.

BMW leads the Innovation category with strong performances in feature set, including streaming, social networking, and in-car Wi-Fi. Ford comes in second thanks to its connected navigation performance based on its partnerships with Telenav and SiriusXM. Mercedes-Benz narrowly tops Audi AG in third in due part to its app store, myCOMAND.

In the Implementation category Ford tops BMW which ties with GM and finishes ahead of Toyota. Both Ford and BMW score highly in regional coverage though BMW still lags far behind Ford in market share.

“2014 proved to be a fairly interesting year since Ford did not come first but lost out to BMW. BMW scores extremely well across a number of Innovation criteria and has proven to be a leader in connected automotive infotainment for a number of years. Despite its large market share, Ford lost points in the category of quality and reliability due to its issues with MyFord Touch, which hopefully will be fixed in SYNC 3. In addition a number of players have climbed the rankings and have demonstrated they are making aggressive plans where connectivity is concerned, including VW and Volvo,” comments Filomena Berardi, Senior Analyst, ABI Research.

These findings are part of ABI Research’s Automotive Infotainment Market Research.

ABI Research provides in-depth analysis and quantitative forecasting of trends in global connectivity and other emerging technologies. From offices in North America, Europe and Asia, ABI Research’s worldwide team of experts advises thousands of decision makers through 70+ research and advisory services. Est. 1990. For more information visit www.abiresearch.com, or call +1.516.624.2500.

About ABI Research

ABI Research provides strategic guidance to visionaries, delivering actionable intelligence on the transformative technologies that are dramatically reshaping industries, economies, and workforces across the world. ABI Research's global team of analysts publish groundbreaking studies often years ahead of other technology advisory firms, empowering our clients to stay ahead of their markets and their competitors.

ABI Research提供开创性的研究和战略指导,帮助客户了解日新月异的技术。 自1990年以来,我们已与全球数百个领先的技术品牌,尖端公司,具有远见的政府机构以及创新的贸易团体建立了合作关系。 我们帮助客户创造真实的业务成果。

For more information about ABI Research's services, contact us at +1.516.624.2500 in the Americas, +44.203.326.0140 in Europe, +65.6592.0290 in Asia-Pacific or visit www.abiresearch.com.

Contact ABI Research

Media: Interview an Analyst

Media Contacts

Americas: +1.516.624.2542
Europe: +44.(0).203.326.0142
Asia: +65 6950.5670