Infotainment and Telematics units gets more Secured

Argus Cyber Security and STMicroelectronics have come together to serve customers better with enhanced cyber security of connected automotive technologies. As telematics and infotainment units become increasingly complex to support high-value connected services, they become more vulnerable to cyber-attacks.

The duo efforts will go into detecting and blocking attacks on vehicle telematics units in real-time and prevent them from proliferating to the in-vehicle network.

Besides integrating Argus Connectivity Protection with ST’s Telemaco3P automotive microprocessor, the joint solution with Argus Lifespan Protection provides automakers with: situational awareness of the cyber health of their fleets on the road. The integrated offering provides a critical piece in a multi-layered approach to cyber defense, helping automakers secure vehicles and ensuring the safety of drivers and the public.

Besides enhancing connected automotive technologies, the other benefits of the joint solution include insights into emerging threats through big data analytics, and the ability to mitigate new threats through security updates over-the-air and enhance the secure deployment of remote services (applications, SW updates).

The Telemaco3P solution with Argus Connectivity and Lifespan Protection and its cross-platform operating system capabilities (compatible with Linux, QNX, Android and more) is on display during CES 2018.

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The installed base of construction equipment OEM telematics systems will reach 4.6 million units worldwide by 2021

The installed base of construction equipment OEM telematics systems will reach 4.6 million units worldwide by 2021

The installed base of construction equipment OEM telematics systems will reach 4.6 million units worldwide by 2021

Berg Insight estimates that the global installed base of active construction equipment (CE) OEM telematics systems reached almost 1.8 million units in 2016.

Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21.3 percent, the active installed base is estimated to reach 4.6 million units worldwide in 2021.

This includes all CE telematics systems marketed by construction equipment OEMs, either developed in-house or provided by the CE manufacturers in partnership with third-party telematics players.

Berg Insight estimates that the European market accounted for almost 0.4 million active construction equipment OEM telematics systems at the end of 2016. The North American market is estimated to be slightly larger than the European. The Rest of World represents more than half of the global installed base of CE telematics systems provided by construction equipment OEMs.

Most major construction equipment OEMs have introduced telematics offerings for its customers either independently or in collaboration with telematics partners. OEM telematics systems are today commonly factory-installed as standard at least for heavier machines.

Berg Insight ranks Caterpillar and Komatsu as the leading construction equipment OEMs in terms of the number of CE telematics systems deployed worldwide. “The leading construction equipment manufacturers by market share are unsurprisingly also by far the top players when it comes to the number of OEM telematics subscribers”, said Rickard Andersson, Senior Analyst, Berg Insight.
He adds that this is a natural development in an industry where telematics has increasingly been included as standard with the machine purchase for quite some time, gradually covering more models and equipment categories.

Mr. Andersson continued:

“Caterpillar and Komatsu together account for more than one million telematics units today.”

Berg Insight chart: installed base of active construction equipment OEM telematics units 2016-2021Other key players include Japan-based Hitachi Construction Machinery and South Korea-based Hyundai Construction Equipment as well as JCB, Volvo CE and Deere & Company which are based in the UK, Sweden and the US respectively. South Korea-based Doosan Infracore, Liebherr based in Switzerland and CNH Industrial which is headquartered in the UK all have global installed bases of construction equipment telematics units in the low tens of thousands. “Notably, half of the top-10 OEMs have surpassed the milestone of 100,000 telematics units globally”, concluded Mr. Andersson.

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The installed base of fleet management systems in Australia and New Zealand to reach 1.4 million units by 2021

The installed base of fleet management systems in Australia and New Zealand to reach 1.4 million units by 2021

The installed base of fleet management systems in Australia and New Zealand to reach 1.4 million units by 2021

The number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in Australia and New Zealand was almost 0.7 million in Q4-2016 according to a new research report from M2M/IoT analyst firm Berg Insight.

Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.7 percent, this number is expected to reach 1.4 million by 2021. The fleet management market in Australia and New Zealand is today influenced positively by a number of market drivers including regulatory developments such as health and safety regulations, road user charges and electronic work diaries.

A wide variety of players serve the fleet management market in Australia and New Zealand, ranging from small local vendors to leading international solution providers.

“Industry representatives however argue that the Australian fleet management space is actually not as fragmented as many other markets considering its size”, says Rickard Andersson, Senior Analyst, Berg Insight.

He adds that though there is a myriad of very small players, the fact that there are few players with large installed bases means that the overall market is indeed comparably consolidated in terms of market share.

Mr. Andersson continued:

“The top-10 players in Australia and New Zealand account for more than half of the active units on the market. Almost 40 percent is even represented by the top-5.”

Berg Insight chart: number of active fleet management units in AU and NZBerg Insight ranks Teletrac Navman as the largest provider in Australia and New Zealand, having surpassed the milestone of 100,000 active units in the region in 2017. Other major players on the market incl ude EROAD, IntelliTrac, MTData, Smartrak and Coretex which are all based in the region, as well as international players including Verizon, Altech Netstar, Fleet Complete, MiX Telematics and Ctrack.

“Ongoing M&A activity in the region adds to the consolidation of the market and the emergence of a limited number of dominant solution providers with above-average growth rates”, concludes Mr. Andersson.

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Chelsea and Westminster Hospital to deploy sensors in intensive care units

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital to deploy sensors in intensive care units

Wireless environmental sensors from healthcare IoT company Drayson Technologies are to be piloted in intensive care units at the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London.

The sensors will enable near real-time monitoring of room temperature and carbon monoxide concentrations, a key indicator of air quality, allowing medical staff to react swiftly to any subtle changes that could impact on patient recovery times.

The announcement was made by CW+, the charity for Chelsea and Westminster NHS Foundation Trust, as part of its Critical Care Campaign, which aims to raise £10 million in order to expand and redevelop both the adult and neonatal intensive care units at the hospital.

In numbers: CW+'s Critical Care Campaign

In numbers: CW+’s Critical Care Campaign

Read more: Drayson signs new healthcare IoT deal with Oxford University and NHS Trust

Sensor-rich environment

This project, it is claimed, will enable the hospital to treat 700 more critically ill adults and babies each year, in a “sensor-rich environment” that the charity believes will have a significant impact on patient wellbeing and recovery.

It will be lead by Dr Lawrence Petalidis, head of innovation and impact at CW+, working alongside a team from Drayson Technologies. The pilot is due to start in the next few weeks.

Said Zoe Penn, medical director for Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust: “We are delighted to be partnering with Drayson Technologies to pilot this truly innovative technology in our intensive care units. Together with our charity, we want to create the best possible environment for healing and being able to monitor the environmental conditions in near real time will be crucial in achieving this.”

Read more: Junto Health: Healthcare’s three IoT pain points

London’s pollution problem

Air quality is a problem in the UK capital and the Chelsea and Westminster Hospital is located on Fulham Road, a busy thoroughfare in west London. This week, London mayor Sadiq Khan triggered the capital’s emergency air quality alert due to high levels of air pollution – the seventh time he has had to do so in 13 months.

London’s pollution issue is also a topic with which Drayson Technologies is very familiar. Earlier this year, the company announced it would be installing its CleanSpace Tag air pollution sensors into vehicles owned by Greentomatocars, an environmentally friendly private hire service, in order to map out hyper-local air pollution in the UK capital.

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The installed base of Fleet Management systems in the Americas will exceed 18 million units by 2021

The installed base of Fleet Management systems in the Americas will exceed 18 million units by 2021

According to a new report from the leading M2M/IoT market research provider Berg Insight, the number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in North America was 6.7 million in Q4-2016.

Growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.0 percent, this number is expected to reach 13.5 million by 2021. In Latin America, the number of active fleet management systems is expected to increase from 2.5 million in Q4-2016, growing at a CAGR of 12.9 percent to reach 4.7 million in 2021. The top-25 providers of fleet management systems in the Americas together have today a combined installed base of more than 6 million active units in the region. Notably, all of the top-15 players each had more than 100,000 active units in the Americas at the end of 2016. More than 40 percent of the total number of units deployed in the region is represented by the five largest fleet management vendors alone.

Verizon has as a result of an ambitious acquisition strategy captured the pole position in the fleet telematics space in terms of size.
“The combination of Verizon’s Networkfleet, Telogis and Fleetmatics operations under the same ownership has clearly cemented the US-based carrier as the overall leader from a global perspective”, said Rickard Andersson, Senior Analyst, Berg Insight.
In the Americas, Verizon is estimated to outnumber the closest competitors by a factor of three. The runners-up include Trimble, Geotab and Omnitracs which have all surpassed 500,000 active fleet management subscribers in the Americas as of the end of 2016. Zonar Systems is the fifth largest provider in the region, now majority-owned by Continental while Daimler Trucks North America has retained a minority stake.

Mr. Andersson, said:

“The OEM telematics initiatives in the Americas have intensified in recent years and most vehicle manufacturers now offer factory-installed fleet telematics solutions either independent ly or through partnerships with established aftermarket fleet management solution providers.”

Berg Insight chart: active fleet management systems in Americas 2016-2021He adds that large installed bases of OEM telematics systems are now found especially on the North American market where partner-powered systems are particularly commonplace. Telogis is for example working with vehicle manufacturers such as Ford, Hino, Volvo Trucks, Mack, GM, Isuzu and most recently Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America. Notably, also manufacturers having developed OEM telematics systems in-house have in recent years started to collaborate with aftermarket partners, for example to offer tailored functionality for specific local markets.

“Berg Insight anticipates that the partner strategy will continue to grow in popularity among the commercial vehicle manufacturers at the expense of in-house telematics development efforts”, concluded Mr. Andersson.

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