|[November 08, 2012]
Machine-to-Machine to Change Radically the Future of Mobility
MUNICH --(Business Wire)--
Mobility solutions for commercial and private vehicles, car-to-car
communication, telematics, infotainment, tracking in transport and
logistics - the exchange of information and data in the field of
mobility is being revolutionized with machine-to-machine (m2m)
solutions. The "M2M Challenge", an international innovation competition
brought by title sponsors Swisscom (News - Alert) and Ericsson and sponsors Telit
Wireless Solutions and VARTA Microbattery, is calling on enterprises and
developers world-over to submit applications, participate in the fast
growing market of m2m communication.
Automotive, telematics, logistics, transport, and traffic are the most
developed segments in m2m solutions. Over 7.5 million telematics units
are in commercial vehicles worldwide, with a total market of
approximately 300 million. Transmission of data on the vehicle now and,
in the future, on the driver, car-to-car communication and opportunities
for traffic control will lead to further development.
"It isclear that M2M will continue playing an increasingly vital role
in the world of telematics", states Gerhard Schedler, Head of M2M at
Swisscom. "Through the deployment of telematics we enable more efficient
and environmentally responsible business practices. At the Swisscom M2M
Centre of Competence we are committed to supporting applications that
fuel both long-time business strategies and sustainability for our
Governments can also be drivers of change. A good example in Europe is
the eCall project with the goal of equipping every vehicle with an
automatic emergency call system by 2015. Another example is the
use-based automobile insurance (UBI) law to be introduced by the Italian
government. In the US, major insurance companies already run "UBI"
programs deriving premiums for vehicle insurance from monitored driving
behavior. "Making machines talk to each other is a key technology for
the future, and as possibilities go, we are still far from the peak that
can be achieved", says Cyril Zeller, Senior Sales Director - Global
Telematics Segment at Telit Wireless (News - Alert) Solutions.
Find out more about the "M2M Challenge" and submit your concepts for
innovative M2M mobility solutions by December 31, 2012 at www.m2m-challenge.com.
m2m apps is an independent intelligence platform for the global
machine-to-machine communication ecosystem aiming to provide clarity and
promote business development in the M2M market. Find the future at www.m2mapps.com.
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