'Integrating the smartphone into consumer cars represents a new route for the mobile Internet and infotainment to enter the vehicle,' says the report author, Anthony Cox.
The Juniper report notes that the main inhibitor for this form of telematics will be limited growth in the automotive market over the next five years, particularly in developed regions.
In the commercial telematics market, Cox says Juniper has observed an increasing level of sophistication as fleet managers use telematics to increase fleet efficiency, comply with regulations and monitor driver behaviour. 'Players are also leveraging the power of the cloud and internet portals to enhance the services they offer,' Cox adds.
Key findings from the Juniper Research report include:
'¢ Commercial telematics is seeing sustained take-up, driven by its promise of increasing driver efficiency and managing costs
'¢ Regulatory initiatives such as the eCall driver safety project and Brazil's regulation 245 governing stolen vehicles will boost telematics take-up in some geographical regions, and
'¢ Though several insurance companies are trialling the technology, insurance telematics remains in its infancy with most widespread commercial roll-outs not happening until at least 2014