Monday, November 03, 2014

Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of November 2, 2014

The Field Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to field mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends.

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According to Markets and Markets the total GPS market is expected to reach $26.67 billion by 2016 at a combined annual growth rate of 23.7 percent from 2011 to 2016. Read Original Content

Research and Markets predicts the global GIS market in the transportation industry to grow at a combined annual growth rate of 10.93 percent over the period 2013-2018. Read Original Content

The China Smart Meter Industry Report, 2014-2018 market research, says the advancing smart grid construction in China spurred the constant growth of smart meter demand. By the end of 2013, 370 million smart meters had been accumulatively installed in China, and the figure is expected to hit 500 million in 2015. Read Original Content

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TomTom Telematics has announced a new deal with Signal Iduna, a leading insurance provider in Germany, who has launched an innovative new car insurance policy through sijox, its young customer brand. Read Original Content

Over a quarter (27 percent) of British employers currently have some sort of in-car telematics or car monitoring for their company cars and light commercial vehicles to address the issue of driver safety, according to new research from Lex Autolease. Read Original Content predicts the total LiDAR market, which is currently valued at $218.87 million, is expected to grow at a combined annual growth rate of 16.64 percent from 2013 to 2018 and reach 551.26 million in 2018. Read Original Content

The LiDAR market in Asia-Pacific was valued at $35 million in 2013, and is expected to reach $163.4 million by 2018, at a combined annual growth rate of 36.1 percent from 2013 to 2018. Read Original Content

According to a new research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, the number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in Europe was 3.65 million in Q4-2013. Read Original Content

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***Full Disclosure: These are my personal opinions. No company is silly enough to claim them. I am a mobility and digital transformation analyst, consultant and writer. I work with and have worked with many of the companies mentioned in my articles.