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[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 customers."

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

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

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