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Morpace Connected Car Study: The Convergence of Digital Lifestyles and Automotive Needs

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. Jan. 18, 2011 / / —

The Connected Car study is the first edition of an annual syndicated study conducted by Morpace to better understand the dynamics of the expanding telematics market. Telematics features are defined by combining mobile communications with information processing. Examples range from emergency response systems to in-car mobile hot spots.

why Steve Nemeth

The study uses Morpace’s proprietary B-Link™ methodology to determine which features consumers are interested in, as well as the benefits of the features. By understanding the underlying benefit structure, OEMs and suppliers can:

  • Develop new features based on consumers’ unmet needs
  • Ensure messaging is aligned with consumer interests
  • Create different telematics packages for different consumer segments

Connected Car will help OEMs and suppliers accurately profile consumer segments that would make buying decisions and which vehicle packages or bundles appeal to particular segments. It will help OEMs and suppliers better allocate funds for product design, development and marketing.

Other findings:

    • Young adults (under 30) show greater interest in telematics features, and derive different benefits than their older peers.
    • Families with children also show greater interest in mobile streaming media than other groups.
  • 60 percent are unaware of the availability of a hands-free text messaging feature.
  • Environmental friendliness is an important benefit for certain consumer segments.

Oct 1-13 January 2011

About Morpace Inc.

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SOURCE Morpace Inc.

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