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The Global Automotive OEM Telematics Market – 3rd Edition

  • December 2016
  • 210 pages
  • Berg Insight AB
Report ID: 3338087


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The Global Automotive OEM Telematics Market is the third consecutive report from Berg Insight analysing the latest developments on the connected car market worldwide.

This strategic research report from Berg Insight provides you with 210 pages of unique business intelligence including 5-year industry forecasts and expert commentary on which to base your business decisions.

Highlights from this report:
- Insights from numerous executive interviews with market leading companies.
- New data on car populations and new car registrations worldwide.
- In-depth analysis of market trends and key developments.
- Detailed profiles of 17 major car OEMs and their telematics propositions.
- Updated market forecasts by region lasting until 2021.

This report answers the following questions:
- What is the current status of the car OEM telematics industry?
- Which are the key OEM telematics applications?
- Which are the leading telematics service providers?
- How are mobile operators positioning themselves in the telematics value chain?
- What telematics offerings are available from the leading car OEMs today?
- What business models are used by car OEMs?
- How will the market evolve in Europe, North America, Latin
- America, Asia-Pacific and MEA?
- How will autonomous cars, electric vehicles and carsharing change the need for connectivity?

Who should buy this report?
The Global Automotive OEM Telematics Market is the foremost source of information about the rapid adoption of car telematics. Whether you are a car manufacturer, telematics service provider, telecom operator, content provider, investor, consultant, or government agency, you will gain valuable insights from our in-depth research.

The installed base of embedded OEM telematics systems to reach 170 million units in 2020

Telematics is a broad term that may be applied to a wide range of automotive connectivity solutions. Berg Insight’s definition of a car telematics system in this report is an automatic system designed for passenger cars that incorporates some form of cellular communication. Mobile networks have enabled online connectivity with two-way communication at the same time as GPS technology has been commoditised to the extent that satellite positioning can be integrated into virtually any device. Automotive manufacturers can choose between several connectivity options when creating connected car services, which are not mutually exclusive.

The main options are embedded telematics devices, tethered devices and integrated smartphones. With embedded systems the connectivity and intelligence is built into the car. In the case of tethered devices, the connectivity is provided by an external modem or handset while the intelligence is built into the car. Solutions relying on integrated smartphones leverage the connectivity and intelligence built into the smartphone. Carmakers often use a combination of these options to address different customer requirements and keep pace with the rapid development of mobile technology.

Several categories of car telematics applications are now offered on a commercial basis by most leading carmakers. Examples include eCall and roadside assistance, stolen vehicle tracking (SVT), vehicle diagnostics, connected navigation and infotainment, as well as convenience applications.

Convenience applications mainly rely on embedded telematics devices to enable remote control of vehicle functions such as door lock/unlock, vehicle preconditioning (heating or cooling of the passenger compartment before a trip) and finding the last parking position. Several other applications also exist, for instance usage-based insurance, leasing and rental fleet management, as well as electronic toll collection and road charging. However, these applications are usually offered by aftermarket service providers.

The connected car is a major trend in the automotive industry and virtually all of the world’s leading carmakers have launched mass-market services in key regions. The drivers behind adoption of OEM telematics are both commercial and regulatory. Regulatory initiatives related to safety and security will have a decisive effect on the adoption of OEM telematics in Europe.

The EU’s eCall initiative and Russia’s ERA-GLONASS set the sight on making an automatic emergency call device a mandatory safety feature in all new cars sold. The proposed CONTRAN 245 mandate in Brazil to install security tracking devices on all new vehicles was however suspended in October 2015 after repeated delays. In North America, commercial services have driven the adoption of OEM telematics services that have evolved from being a differentiator to a mainstream feature now offered by nearly all the leading car brands on a majority of their models.

Berg Insight estimates that nearly 18 percent of all new cars sold worldwide in 2015 were equipped with an OEM embedded telematics system, up from 15 percent in 2014. North America is the most advanced market with an attach rate of 37 percent followed by EU+EFTA with an attach rate of close to 20 percent. Other developed markets such as Japan and South Korea currently have attach rates of approximately 17 percent.

China has emerged as an important market for telematics services with an attach rate of about 10 percent in 2015. In other regions, the attach rate is below 10 percent. GM and BMW are the leading adopters of embedded telematics, widely offering the technology as a standard feature across models and geographies.

GM has offered telematics services for more than a decade, offering the technology as an integral part of its value proposition in North America and China. In August 2015, GM also launched the OnStar service throughout Europe. BMW introduced its ConnectedDrive service in North America and Western Europe in 1997. An embedded telematics unit has since become a standard feature on all BMW vehicles sold in the 43 markets where ConnectedDrive is available. Other major car brands offering embedded telematics on a broad scale include PSA, Hyundai, FCA Group, Toyota, Renault, Volvo and Tesla.

Berg Insight estimates that total shipments of embedded OEM telematics systems reached 14 million units worldwide in 2015. Growing at a compound annual growth rate of 25.1 percent, the shipments are expected to reach 53 million units in 2021. The number of telematics subscribers using embedded systems is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 36.4 percent from 26.5 million subscribers in 2015 to 170.2 million in 2021.

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