Monday, March 23, 2015

Kevin Benedict's Field Mobility News Weekly – Week of March 22, 2015

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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Ford Motor Company and telematics partner Telogis have introduced a “next-generation” connected vehicle solution designed to deliver advanced capabilities and benefits to commercial fleets of any size, operating any mix of equipment. Read Original Content

GE Capital Fleet Services has identified $420 million in potential cost savings for customers in 2014, with customers realizing $210 million in actual savings as a result. Read Original Content

The market for smart grid sensors is set to rapidly expand in the coming decade, with revenues growing nearly ten-fold, from 2014 to 2021, according to IHS Inc. Read Original Content

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A report by Transparency market Research states that growing at a compound annual growth rate of 18.2 percent from 2013 to 2019, the global smart grid market will reach US $118.1 billion in 2019, up from US $37.7 billion in 2012. Read Original Content

According to Research and Markets, the global smart grid networking market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 11.1 percent over the period 2014-2019. Read Original Content

Analysts forecast the Internet of Things market in China to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 32.15 percent over the period 2014-2019. Read Original Content

TechNavio's analysts forecast the commercial vehicle telematics market in the Americas to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 16.68 percent over the period 2014-2019. Read Original Content

Global sales of insurance telematics products are projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 80.20 percent over 2013-2018, and the subscriber base is expected to reach 85.5 million in 2018. The growth in the insurance telematics market over 2013-2018 is expected to be driven by increased adoption of telematics products in the UK, the US, and Italy. Read Original Content

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Kevin Benedict
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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.