Telematics Update: Telematics Moves onto a Global Scale

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As connected vehicle technology continues to penetrate emerging global economies, Telematics Update reveals the rise of the ‘globalization’ of telematics as the industry shifts its focus from regional solutions towards global platforms which can be adapted to the demands of local markets.

With the Chinese M2M market alone set to grow from $642 million in 2011 to $2.76billion in 2016 (ABI Research), Telematics Update reports that the telematics industry has been unable to ignore the challenge of how to develop solutions that are scalable on a global level. OnStar has already opened its second call center in Xiamen, China, containing space for 1,000 advisors speaking a variety of local dialects.

Partnering with competitors for a global presence
In this new paradigm of global telematics, the telematics ecosystem is being forced to evolve. Gilli Coston, Head of M2M at Telefonica says, “We’re developing new kinds of relationships and ways of working…we continue to develop those relationsbips with entities that might have been competition in the past.” As such, Telefonica are entering into partnerships with other local or regional wireless carriers in order to adapt handset and spectrum requirements of each country.

Develop ‘glocal’ telematics platforms

Telematics Detroit 2012, Conference & Exhibition, June 6-7, Novi, MI, USA will unite leaders from across the automotive, mobile, wireless, digital and web industries to outline the key technologies and partnerships crucial to developing ‘glocal’ telematics solutions that will enable rapid penetration into emerging economic markets (

Industry leaders including, Ford, Toyota, Volvo, Airbiquity, Strategy Analytics, General Motors, Harman, QNX and Gartner will address key global telematics challenges, such as:

  •     How OEMs are approaching the development of global telematics platforms
  •     Identify how to establish partnerships with regional network operators and telematics service providers
  •     Formulate a tech. and business development strategy to capitalize on opportunities in the BRIC markets

With 100+ senior-level telematics speakers, 40+ sessions, the world’s largest telematics expo and 1,800+ attendees set to attend, Telematics Detroit 2012 is the world’s largest B2B forum for the global telematics industry.

Hyundai stated on Telematics Detroit 2011, ‘This is one of the best conferences that I've ever been to. I would definitely recommend this conference to anyone working in telematics’.
For the complete Telematics Detroit 2012 conference program and speaker line-up, access the e-brochure at or contact the Telematics Update team at

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Gareth Ragg
Conference Director | Telematics Update
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