Telematics Smartphone Applications: Safety, Monitoring, Tracking, Diagnostics, Remote Control, and Infotainment Software
he integration of smartphones and smartphone applications into vehicles represents nothing less than a renaissance of the interest in both consumer and commercial telematics markets. Car OEMs, automotive "tier ones," telematics service providers and independent system and software developers are rushing to launch smartphone applications, with new solutions being announced almost on a daily basis. The dynamics of the smartphone and application store revolution are now spilling over into the automotive industry, in terms of integrating smartphones into the vehicle environment. This study covers the different types of telematics smartphone applications (standalone, hybrid, embedded), drivers and barriers, main players and solutions, user interface and safety issues. It includes detailed subscriber and revenue forecasts.