Best #connectedcar devices 2016 - and why #caranea is better

Posted: September 01, 2016 Comment: 0

Postcapes just published an overview of the best connected car devices based on OBD II. The overview catogorizes the OBD II solutions into customer and fleet solutions. All solutions have a couple of things in common: they can only access the limited OBD II data set provided by the OEM and are single source solutions. Since there is only one OBD socket in the car, every solutions wants to be a killer use case which they are apperantly not. Caranea offers an open platform solutions to access OBD II and non OBD data from the car and can ran multiple use cases on the solitairy OBD II socket.


Berg Insight: Fleet management base in Europe to double by 2020 #caraneacom #iot #connectedcar

Posted: August 31, 2016 Comment: 0

The market for installed fleet management systems in Europe will hit 10.6 million by 2020, up from 5.3m in Q4 2015. 

According to the latest European figures, TomTom is the leading provider of fleet management solutions on the continent, having hit 529,000 units at the end of 2015. Masternaut (350,000 units) is still in second place, with Microlise (175,000) in third. All the vendors in the top 10 – including Trakm8, Teletrac Navman, Transics, and OCEAN (Orange) – have more than 100,000 active units in Europe.

One of the key moves in the space, Berg argues, is Verizon acquiring both Telogis, back in June, and Fleetmatics for $2.4 billion in August. According to Fagerberg, the market consolidation of what remains an “overcrowded” industry will continue well into 2017. 


#connectedcars can change society - #iot #future #mobility

Posted: Juli 13, 2016 Comment: 0

Nissan has said an IoT-enabled connected car has the ability to transform and deliver unprecedented benefits to society, while Jasper has questioned the billing strategy of data usage in the future vehicle. 

Meanwhile, Jasper Cisco’s Head of Connected Car Marketing, Mark Thomas, says the connected car has unique IoT requirements, and pose their own individual app ecosystem that providers, car manufacturers and operators will need to cater for. He suggested billing is one of the big challenges associated with the connected car.

“Internet services come for free over my phone, so why not in my car?” he said. “As a consumer I’m the one bearing the cost of the data. But in the car space, it’s the car company who will get the data bill, and they need to figure out a way of including a package for users with a subscription fee so they don’t have to pay for that data.”

Todays #connectedcar solutions doesn't meet customer needs

Posted: Juli 12, 2016 Comment: 0

A third of US consumers want connected car features – but today’s solutions fail to satisfy. The connected car market is developing fast but do consumers actually want the technology? A new report says that in the US at least they do. The analysis by Forrester Research showed that a third of US adults wanted connected car features. The figure is lower in most of Europe but higher in Asia. IN the US the 25 to 44 age year group showed the highest interest in such features. And consumers also wanted in-car apps to be easy to find within 23% saying that they were interested in an app store that contained car-specific apps. However, the study, The Retrofit Future of the Connected Car, also showed that consumers aren’t happy with what is already on the market with today’s offerings failing to meet their expectations. The report showed customers were being baffled by confusing systems, complex menus and problems with device pairing and voice recognition.

That's why caranea develops an open hardware platform together with OTP to build an App Store for the connected car. Learn more under

improve #customer #loyalty with #connectedcar technologies

Posted: Juli 11, 2016 Comment: 0

Most of us take part in customer loyalty programs of airlines, large retail chains and hotels, but very few use car dealerships’ loyalty programs.  Clients of car dealerships often benefit from such programs even without knowing it, and the programs themselves do not always offer sufficient incentives for clients to return and order services.

The first thing that will be needed to start changing the customers’ attitude to loyalty programs is a service contract.  It is recommended to sign it for 3-5 years for free with a strong “loyalty” commitment to the dealership.  As part of this contract, the client will have to install the dealership’s mobile app, connect an OBD device to their car and use the services of only this particular dealership to eventually get a compensation equal to the cost of new tires, warranty or further services. The size of the loyalty bonus is determined by an external OBD device that tracks the vehicle’s parameters, and the mobile app installed on the client’s phone.

The mix of connected car technology and a dealership app opens new possibilities for working with the dealership’s CRM system. For instance, the dealership can update the mileage of all “connected” vehicles on a daily basis and forecast the probability of service visits in the following 2 weeks. Apart from this, the dealership can obtain diagnostic reports from clients’ vehicles with information about DTS errors and their statuses. When a critical error is detected, the connected car solution combined with the mobile app connects the client to a technical support operator of the service centre.

Very few can correctly interpret errors shown on the dashboard, and most drivers won’t even look for the car’s manual to find the cause of the problem. This is when an OBD unit and a mobile app can come to rescue – combined, they analyse a large array of car data. This way, the dealer can propose an efficient solution for the driver. And, of course, such a solution supports remote diagnostics and enables car dealerships to timely offer their services and those of affiliated insurance companies.

GARTNER predicts 250 bn #connectedcars by 2020 - #IOT Security becomes critically

Posted: Juli 05, 2016 Comment: 0

By 2020, Gartner predicts there will be a quarter-billion connected vehicles on the road, providing more opportunities for drivers to access information, their content, and stay productive while in the car. As a result, driver safety, and how to keep their data protected, have become a critical topics in the mobile, automotive and security industries. Four questions are raised to the connected car securtiy:

  1. What questions or concerns do you expect will be top of mind regarding connected car security this week at RSA?
  2. Have you observed any technologies that can help make the connected car more secure?
  3. By 2019, Gartner predicts that two automotive companies will be fined for vehicle software design negligence, resulting in inconsistent technology performance or cybersecurity attacks. How will the technology landscape evolve to combat this?
  4. Will connected car security concerns and vulnerabilities stall the availability and/or the adoption of these vehicles, and what other implications do you foresee?

Find here the answers:

40 Prozent Umsatzwachstum im #Connectedcar Markt in

Posted: Juli 04, 2016 Comment: 0

Bis dato steckt die Branche der Connected Cars noch in den Kinderschuhen: in diesem Jahre werden knapp über 3 Millionen Connected Cars in Deutschland zu zählen sein. Im Jahre 2020 soll sich laut DMO diese Zahl bereits vervierfacht haben, bis dahin werden 12,4 Millionen intelligente Autos auf Deutschlands Straßen unterwegs sein und weltweit sogar über 160 Millionen.

Das am stärksten wachsende Segment der vernetzten Automobile ist mit über 200% Umsatzwachstum in 2015 jedoch die intelligente Wartung und Diagnose des Autos – und sogar des Fahrers. Pay-how-you-drive ist ein Versicherungsformat in welchem Beiträge nach Fahrkunst des Fahrzeugbesitzers festgelegt werden.

Hinsichtlich des von Statista prognostizierten Umsatzwachstums von über 40 Prozent allein auf dem deutschen Markt, birgt das vernetzte Auto großes Potential für den Softwareanbieter.

Globaler Marktführer ist Amerika. Dieses Jahr wird dort laut Statista mit einem Marktvolumen von 6,3 Milliarden Euro gerechnet – dicht gefolgt von China mit knapp über 6 Milliarden Euro. Darauf kommt erst einmal lange Zeit nichts – auf dem dritten Platz ist mit einigem Abstand Japan mit einem kumulierten Umsatz von 2,9 Milliarden Euro für das Jahr 2016 zu finden. Deutschland liegt mit 2,4 Milliarden Euro auf dem vierten Platz.

Quelle: Statista GmbH


SEA Market for #connectedcar will grow by 34% per year

Posted: Juli 04, 2016 Comment: 0

About the Connected Car M2M Connections and Services Market in SEA

Connected cars enables drivers to connect with online platforms and obtain real-time communication such as real-time traffic updates during travel. The connected car market has been fueled by factors such as rising demand for constant connectivity, increased dependency on technology, and the growing number of tech-savvy customers.

Over the years, various connectivity solutions have been developed by automotive manufacturers and service providers such as M2M connectivity platform. The M2M feature in a car enables interconnectivity between two vehicles. Innumerable sensors and processors are integrated into the car provide accurate and real-time information of the surrounding environment to the car driver.

The analysts forecast the connected car M2M connections and services market in SEA to grow at a CAGR of 34.27% during the period 2016-2020.


#Volkswagen lässt Großkunden im Stich - Deutsche See enttäuscht über Zusammenarbeit - #Dieselgate

Posted: Juli 03, 2016 Comment: 0

Die Deutsche See setzt sich seit Jahren für Nachhaltigkeit ein und baute ihren Fuhrpark von 450 Fahrzeugen gemeinsam mit VW Tochter MAN um. Ziel war die Senkung des CO2 Austosses und eine bessere Energiebilanz. Das Engagement wurde nicht nur mit sinkenden Kosten im Fuhrpark belohnt sondern auch mit dem Nachhaltigkeitspreis in 2010. Nach dem #Dieselgate ist die Unternehmensleitung von #Volkswagen enttäuscht und sucht nun nach Alternativen.

Mit der #caranea Technologie können Unternehmen wie Deutsche See ihren CO2 Austoss in Echtzeit messen und Maßnahmen ableiten. Durch das kontinuierliche Monitoring können Fahrer ihre Fahrweise verbessern und damit bis zu 20% CO2 einsparen.

Lernen Sie mehr über diese kostengünstige und nachrüstbare Lösung für ihren Fuhrpark.


Posted: Juni 30, 2016 Comment: 0

The latest report from business intelligence provider visiongain offers comprehensive analysis of the top 20 connected car companies in 2016. Visiongain assesses that this market will generate revenues of $35.7 billion in 2016.

This 181 page report examines the 20 leading companies within the connected car market. In detail, it provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of the leading product and service providers in the market and an analysis of their strategies, strengths and the challenges facing them in the future

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