Connected Cars: Fleet Opportunities for MNOs
2017.04.12   |   32 pages   |   Digital IoT & M2M   |   Convergence & M2M

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Pippa Walton


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Connected services, such as diagnostics, fleet management, tracking and tracing, and navigation services, have been available in the commercial and public service vehicle markets for some years, and adoption of relevant applications has been widespread.  With faster mobile internet access and new wireless connectivity solutions becoming more available, these applications are being developed further, and many new opportunities are emerging in these markets.

Most new vehicles on the road in developed markets now have some connectivity enabled, and many vehicle OEMs have announced plans to have autonomous vehicles on the road by the early 2020s.  Although totally autonomous trucks are still some way off, successful trials have been conducted on the public highway, and various degrees of connectivity and autonomy are widely available. 

Transport authorities and governments are supporting developments in connected trucks alongside smart highway applications because connected vehicles of all sorts can increase safety and improve energy efficiency, as well as optimise journey times and fuel consumption. 

Because this market relies on connectivity, there are many substantial opportunities for MNOs if key partnerships between vehicle OEMs, MNOs and technology companies can be established.  Major MNOs such as Vodafone and Verizon have been investing in the connected vehicle market for at least the past fifteen years, but the opportunities are large and various and all operators should be looking at the possibilities that these markets provide. 

 

Companies: Sprint Nextel, Verizon, GSMA, StarHub, Delgro Bus, Veniam, Orange, Liberty Global, Cisco, Daimler, Nissan, Vodafone, Cobra Automotive Technologies, Towers Watson, Deutsche Telekom, AT&T, Ericsson, Jasper Technologies, Amdocs, Accenture, Intel, Fleet Complete, Telogis, Fleetmatics, Ford, GM, GE Capital, Zubie,

Countries: USA, UK, Europe, Hungary, Germany, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Singapore,

Keywords: Multi-modal transport, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Lane departure, Electronic Toll, Platooning, in-vehicle Wi-Fi hotspots, Driver hours directive, autnomous braking, RFID, Embedded SIM specification, usage-based insurance, Conformance, IoT, Remote control, eMBMS, connected vehicles, LTE-M, Freight brokerage, Sharing economy, Cost reduction, Logistics, LTE, M2M, intelligent transport systems, eCall, mesh networks, autonomous vehicles, NB-IoT, Fleet management, Working time directive, LTE-V, Smart highway, Safety, 5G, LiDAR, 4G, mobility-as-a-service, Asset tracking,

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Overview

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2

Introduction

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2.1

Background to the Report

2

2.2

Report Content

3

2.3

Currency and Conversions

3

2.4

Further Questions and Feedback

3

3

Connected & Autonomous Fleets

5

3.1

The Commercial Fleet Market

5

3.2

Market Size

5

3.3

Developments in the Connected Market

6

3.4

Issues Facing Commercial Fleets

6

3.5

Enabling Technologies

7

3.5.1

4G/5G

8

3.5.2

LTE-M

8

3.5.3

LTE-V

9

3.5.4

Narrow Band IoT (NB-IoT)

9

3.5.5

LTE eMBMS

9

3.6

GSMA Embedded SIM Specification

10

3.7

DSRC

10

3.8

Mesh Networks

11

4

Key Applications & Services

12

4.1

Location-Based Services

14

4.2

Connected Fleet Management Services

14

4.2.1

Vehicle Diagnostics

15

4.2.2

Mobile-based Freight Brokerage

15

4.2.3

Conformance Applications

16

4.2.4

Payments

17

4.2.5

Safety Features

17

5

Future Developments

19

5.1

Autonomous Vehicles

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5.1.1

The First Autonomous Trucks

19

5.1.2

Remote Control

21

5.2

Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS)

21

5.2.1

Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)

22

6

MNO Interests in the Connected Fleet Market

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6.1

Vodafone

23

6.2

Deutsche Telekom

23

6.2.1

T-Mobile Austria

24

6.3

AT&T Wireless

24

6.4

Verizon Telematics

26

6.4.1

Acquisitions

26

6.4.2

Partnerships

27

6.4.3

Service Offerings

27

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Key Findings

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8

Recommendations

32

 

Appendix – Feedback Questions

33

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