Overall, the Fleet Telematics Systems industry has a low level of concentration. The top firms are Qualcomm and Trimble Navigation Limited. Despite the presence of nationwide major players, most of the industry comprises small-scale firms that only serve a small market, based on the functionality of the telematics systems they provide. These smaller companies typically have only a few contracts and operate web-based applications rather than through hardware installed at the client’s base of operations. The larger-scale firms use their larger resources to offer premium products that allow for more functionality. The market share concentration in this industry is expected to stay mostly level over the coming five years.
Fleet telematics systems have become more important as companies look for cost savings. When the price of crude oil increases, industry customers try to cut back on fuel costs by purchasing fleet telematics system software to analyze fuel usage. Along with reducing fuel costs, companies have worked to reduce their carbon footprint and lower emissions. This trend has increased demand for fleet telematics systems, allowing fleet owners to measure emissions. Nevertheless, technological change has hampered growth. “Other companies have created competing products and services to provide the same functionality as fleet telematics systems. Specifically, the industry has faced increasing competition from cars with built-in fleet telematics systems and mobile-phone-based systems,” says Setar. Conditions are projected to improve slightly through 2017. As the economy recovers, the industry is expected to grow along with increases in demand from truck transportation. Additionally, increases in the world price of crude oil will cause growth in the five years to 2017 because transportation companies will demand fleet telematics systems for fuel analysis. Continued growth in wireless connectivity will also spur demand increases because fleet operators will purchase telematics systems for their drivers with mobile connections. In the five years to 2017, IBISWorld projects that industry revenue will increase. For more information, visit IBISWorld’s Fleet Telematics Systems report in the US industry page.
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This industry manufactures the hardware and software used for fleet telematics systems. Fleet telematics systems use electronics and GPSs to track the location and other characteristics (e.g. mileage or speed) of vehicles in a fleet. This industry includes fleet telematics systems for mobile devices.
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