The U.S. commercial telematics market grows as smaller truck fleets adopt telematics. But standard fitment of telematics continues to flag as OEMs try to figure out the ROI and competition of third-party TSPs increases. In the first of a two-part series, Brendan McNally reports.
A while back, Volvo Trucks was in a quandary.
The company’s North American customers were starting to expect telematics as a standard fitment on all Volvo and Mack trucks. But they were not prepared to pay for it. And Volvo, while keen to have an always-on connection to its vehicles for remote diagnostics and all manner of data mining, was not about to start giving telematics away.
Industry insight: Fleet telematics
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Telematics for Fleet Management USA 2013