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Analysis of the Commercial Vehicle Telematics Market Outlook in South Africa : Telematics Penetration to Reach 22.5% by 2021, Generating $0.4 Billion

  • January 2015
  • 63 pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
Report ID: 2649479


Table of Contents

The aim of this study is to research, analyze, and forecast the commercial vehicle telematics market in South Africa. The major focus is on market trends in services, solutions, and technologies for specific segments such as light commercial vehicles, medium commercial vehicles, and heavy and extra heavy commercial vehicles. The study highlights the fleet size telematics penetration and offers an opportunity analysis by segment, application, business model, and province. Additionally, market drivers and restraints for fleet management systems are highlighted, and the market’s key predictions have been analyzed. The forecast period is from 2015 to 2021, with 2014 as the base year.

Key Findings

A rapid shift in focus towards mid-tier and high-end services is expected after 2016.

The size of the total commercial vehicle (CV) telematics market is approximately x (2014), with almost x % of the total units sold in 2014.
Light commercial vehicles (LCV) contribute more than x % of the total telematics installed base but contributes the least in terms of segment-wise telematics penetration.
MiX Telematics, DigiCore/Ctrack, and Altech Netstar hold a combined market share of more than x % of the total CV telematics market in South Africa (2014).
The total CV telematics market in South Africa is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of x % from 2014 to 2021.
Driver behavior, maintenance, productivity, and utilization are key features in demand, along with traditional features for safety and security.

Roadmap of the CV Telematics Market in South Africa

Trends within large fleet operators are increasing towards real-time data and integrated platforms.

•The South African CV telematics market is in a nascent stage.
•Telematics is introduced to South Africa in 2000/2001.
•Telematics as a technology is utilized to track and trace vehicles—emphasized exclusively for stolen vehicle recovery (SVR).
•Mercedes-Benz (FleetBoard) enters South Africa in 2009, sparking the industry to move even faster towards exclusive FMS.
•Homegrown vendors DigiCore/Ctrack and MiX Telematics emerge to become the top global vendors (2014).
•Trends towards integrated platforms, mobile applications, and accessibility are increased.
•Vehicle OEMs are expected to partner with third-party vendors, encouraging customers to use telematics to improve fleet functionality and efficiency.

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