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Connected Fleets in Europe—Trends and Evolving Market Environment

Connected Fleets in Europe—Trends and Evolving Market Environment

Vendors are slowly expanding their product portfolios and offerings for LCV, M/HCV, buses, trailers, off-highway, and even transport management solutions.

Consolidation within the fleet industry is set to continue; Frost & Sullivan expects to see more changes taking place in the medium term (2016/2017).

Independent, low-cost smartphone solutions are likely to be offered by most of the core embedded fleet management service (FMS) vendors.

Most of the fleet companies in Europe operate with low profit margins of less than 􂀀% to 􂀀%; hence, operational costs and profitability are key drivers.

Most of the European FMS vendors are slowly expanding out of Europe through acquisitions, partnerships, or strategic decisions.

About this report

The objective of this research service is to provide a market overview of connected fleets in Europe. Particular focus is given to fleet management systems’ (FMS) growth in Europe, and considers data from different fleet types and regions in order to prepare businesses for growth opportunities and to assess potential competition. An end-user analysis identifies the desired future services which are required to operate in the FMS space. In addition, the analysis presents the purchasing criteria of fleets regarding telematics, familiarity with FMS solutions by country, and evolving Mega Trends in the connected fleet market.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
  • Market Definitions and Segmentation
    • Market Definitions and Segmentations
  • Connected Fleets Growth Analysis in Europe
    • Fleet Management System-Benefits
    • Top Market Trends Impacting Connected Fleets
    • Evolving FMS Vendors-Increasingly Crowded Ecosystem
    • Tier-I Suppliers Foray into Telematics
    • A Snapshot of Light Commercial Vehicle Telematics Market
    • A Snapshot of Medium/Heavy Commercial Vehicle Telematics Market
    • A Snapshot of Off-Highway Vehicle Telematics Market
  • Connected Fleets-End-user Analysis
    • Top Challenges in Fleet Operations
    • Benefits of FMS-Voice of Fleet Operators
    • Preferred Fleet Management Solutions Vendors by Country
    • Overall Performance of Current Fleet Management System Vendor
  • Evolving Mega Trends in Connected Fleets
    • Key Trends and Focus Areas for the Automotive Industry in Urban Logistics
    • Future of Urban Logistics Distribution
    • Future of Freight Logistics Enabled by Autonomous Driving Technologies
    • FMS Integrated Video-based Safety Solutions
    • Leveraging FMS Through UBI for Fleets
    • Evolving Service Opportunity
  • Conclusions and Future Outlook
    • Here, Now, and Future of Connected Fleets
  • Appendix
    • Table of Acronyms Used

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