Market Data

OBD to Account for 70% Aftermarket Infotainment Shipments in 2020 - 09/22/2015

The dominance of head units in the infotainment aftermarket will soon be broken with sales of devices connected the the On-Board Diagnostic (OBD) plug exhibiting a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 29.5% and accounting for over 70% of...

Interview with ABI Research P. Connolly on Beacons - 09/21/2015

A recent research from ABI Research indicated that BLE Beacon shipments will comfortably exceed 400 million units in 2020. Last week, at the Geo IoT conference (part of M2M Innovation World) in Marseille, France, GPS Business News catched up with...

IDC: Wearables Shipments to Hit 76.1M in 2015 - 09/14/2015

Wearable device shipments will reach 76.1 million units in 2015, up 163.6% from the 28.9 million units shipped in 2014, according to market research firm IDC. By 2019, worldwide shipments will reach 173.4 million units, resulting in a five-year...

GfK Forecasts 6.9M PND Sales in Europe in 2015 (6% Down) - 09/02/2015

According to market research firm GfK, sales volume of the global PND market fell by 21 percent to 22 million units in 2014 while sales value fell by 19 percent to €2.7 billion. However, “the overall market in Western Europe appears significantly...

LexisNexis: “Insurance Telematics Based on Discount is Not Sustainable“ - 09/02/2015

According to the newly published “2015 LexisNexis Usage-Based Insurance Study,“ to build a long term business case and grow the market of usage-based insurance (UBI), insurers cannot rely on discounted premium but should instead focus their...

Berg Insight: LBS Revenue to Grow to €34.8 billion in 2020 - 09/01/2015

The global market for mobile location-based service (LBS) are forecasted to increase from €10.3 billion in 2014 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 22.5 percent to € 34.8 billion in 2020, according to a new research report from the analyst...

IDC: Fitbit Leads Wearable Market in 2Q 2015 Followed by Apple - 08/27/2015

In the worldwide wearable market Apple shipped a total of 3.6 million watches in the second quarter of 2015, just 0.8 million units behind Fitbit's 4.4 million units (watches and smart bands), according to the market research firm IDC. Total...

Phablets to Make 71% of Smartphone Shipments by 2019 - 08/26/2015

"Smartphones featuring display sizes from 5.5 inches to 6 inches are forecast to grow 84% in 2015 compared to last year, while phablets (i.e. smartphones with 5.5"-7" screens) overall will make up over 71% of shipments by 2019,“ said Anthony...

Satellite-Based Earth Observation Market to Reach $4.5 Billion in Next Decade - 08/24/2015

The Satellite-Based Earth Observation (EO) market is expected to reach $4.5 Billion annual turnover by 2024, up from $2.3 billion in 2014, according to market research firm NSR. “A thriving Information Products segment will drive the EO market as...

1 Million Commercial Vehicles with Telematics in Southeast Europe - 08/24/2015

One million commercial vehicles in Southeast Europe had already been equipped with telematics solutions by April 2014, according to a new market research from analyst firm Ergo Institute. This represents a penetration rate of 9.6% of all commercial...

Has the UK UBI Market Reached its Ceiling Already? - 07/16/2015

The Usage-Based Insurance (UBI) market’s slowing growth in the UK is a stark reminder that the concept of telematics insurance is far from mature

WW Smartphone Market to Slow to 11.3% in 2015 - 05/27/2015

Smartphone shipments are expected to grow 11.3% in 2015 (€1.4 billion devices), which is down from a 27.6% growth in 2014, according to a new forecast from market research firm IDC. "Smartphone volume still has a lot of opportunity in the years to...
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