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UK Insurance Brokers Association: 323,000 Live Telematics Policies - 05/25/2015

Newly released research by the British insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) estimates they are 323,000 live ‘black box’ telematics motor insurance policies in the United Kingdom. This compares to 296,000 in December 2013 (up nine percent). Graeme...

DAB Digital Radio Growing in Europe - 05/21/2015

The World DAB Forum issued an interesting infographics about the growth of digital radio - namely DAB- in Europe. This shows interesting statistics about the penetration per country in terms of cars and road coverage. This sets up the opportunity...

9M Insurance Telematics Policies in EU & North America Today - 05/18/2015

Europe and North America have today reached 9 million insurance telematics policies, estimated market research firm Berg Insight. The number of insurance telematics policies in force on the European market reached 4.8 million in the last quarter of...

3.2% of UK Drivers Use Black Box Telematics Insurance - 04/28/2015

According to a public poll 3.2 percent of drivers in the United Kingdom are currently using a black box telematics insurance. The research was carried out by the uSwitch.com Consumer Opinion Panel with a sample of 1,146 GB adults in March 2015. Even...

IHS Expects CarPlay Deployment Slightly Ahead of Android Auto in 2020 - 04/23/2015

Research firm IHS Automotive has issued a new report, Apps in the Car 2015, that includes highlights from a recent consumer study. In this report IHS estimates that in 2020 there will be 37 million cars with Apple CarPlay, 31 million with Android...

Touch Panel In Auto Dashboards to Grow 18% Through 2018 - 04/09/2015

The explosion of touch-enabled screens used in smartphones, tablets and other consumer devices, along with improvements in touch technology, are increasing demand for touch-screen automotive displays. According to market research firm IHS, the...

3.6 Billion GPS/GNSS Devices in Use in 2014, to Double by 2019 - 03/27/2015

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has released this week its fourth comprehensive report (80 pages) about the worldwide GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, Beidou, Galileo) market. The EU agency estimated that they were 3.6 billion GNSS devices in use around the globe...

Drivers Want Integrated Navigation Experience, Not One Purpose Apps, Survey Found - 02/19/2015

A consumer survey commissioned by LBS vendor deCarta highlighted that drivers are very concerned by safety in their car when it comes to navigation and infotainment. The survey indeed found that 56% of drivers have safety concerns about managing...

4.6M Smart Wearables Shipped in 2014 Said Canalys - 02/16/2015

A total of 4.6 million smart wearable bands (smartwatches and fitness bands together) have been shipped in 2014, market research firm Canalys said last week. Android Wear represented 16 percent of these, i.e. 720,000 units, Canalys estimated....

US DOT Issues Report Analyzing the Future of US Transportation System - 02/03/2015

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx - together with Google Chairman Eric Schmidt - yesterday unveiled Beyond Traffic, a 316-pages report from the U.S. Department of Transportation analyzing the trends that are likely to shape the needs of U.S...

China: The Next Big Market for Fleet Management Systems? - 02/03/2015

A new study from Berg Insight indicates that the number of vehicles monitored by fleet management system is set to increase 22.9 percent per year between 2014 and 2019. In the last quarter of 2014 there were 2.1 million such vehicles, they are...

QNX Leads Car Infotainment OS Market with More than 50% Share - 01/22/2015

According to new data from market research firm IHS, QNX Software Systems is leading the operating system market for in-car infotainment systems with more than 50 percent market share. At the CES trade show the company announced that its software...
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