Connected Car M2M Connections and Services Market in the US 2016-2020

  • Published: Jul 2016
  • Pages: 64
  • SKU: IRTNTR9504

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This market research report analyzes the leading vendors in the connected car M2M connections and services market in the US such as Audi Connect, BMW, Gemalto, GM, Sierra Wireless, and Verizon Telematics. A comprehensive analysis of this market is also presented by application (safety and security, driver assistance, infotainment, vehicle management, and insurance-based telematics) and by connections unit (OEM and aftermarket).

Overview of the connected car M2M connections and services market in the US

The connected car M2M services and connections market in the US is projected to witness substantial growth and will post an impressive CAGR of more than 28% and 32%, respectively by 2020. Safety and security feature is of utmost importance for the manufacturers of the automotive industry. These features include the ability to contact emergency services, the capability to track stolen vehicles, and vehicle diagnostics and directions. Vehicle telematics includes a broad range of computing and communications services installed in a car, which emphasizes mainly on safety, security, and convenience. It also includes nifty features like stolen vehicle recovery, emergency calls, remote door unlocking, concierge services, and remote diagnostics. Most of the in-car telematics solutions are accomplished by service providers through call centers. Moreover, vehicle-to-vehicle communication helps to avoid possible collisions and accidents. With its family tracking applications, it enables family members to track the location, position, and speed of the traveling person.

The emergence of smart parking with embedded sensors is one of the emerging trends that is likely to gain significant traction in the market. Smart parking enables real-time monitoring and controlling of the available parking space. These parking systems use sensors that are deployed in the center of the parking area. To acquire a parking spot, relevant data regarding the number of standby vehicles and those in the queue are gathered by these sensors. This helps to analyze and process the traffic flow and accordingly notify the passengers with alerts. Real-time monitoring and smart parking reduce parking-related issues and fuel wastage. Additionally, intelligent parking solutions help in reducing carbon dioxide and other pollutant emissions.

Competitive landscape and key vendors

The connected car M2M connections and services market in the US is witnessing fierce competition due to the presence of several well-established global and regional vendors. With telecommunications companies, telematics providers, automobile companies, chip makers, and technology providers exploring the market, the competition among the suppliers is likely to intensify in the coming years. The market has seen numerous M&A over the past few years. Also, the vendors are collaborating to utilize their resources mutually and are offering innovative products to their customers to improve product differentiation.

The leading vendors in the market are -

  • Audi Connect
  • BMW
  • Gemalto
  • GM
  • Sierra Wireless
  • Verizon Telematics

Other prominent vendors in the market include Aeris, Airbiquity, Alcatel-Lucent, Apple, AT&T, Autonet Mobile, Axway, Bell Mobility, Broadcom, CalAmp, Daimler, Ericsson, Ford Motors, Google, Harman International, HERE, Hyundai Motors, IBM, Intel, Intelligent Mechatronic Systems (IMS), Mercedes-Benz Connect, Microsoft, Parrot Automotive, PSA Peugeot Citroën, Qualcomm, Tech Mahindra, Toyota Motors, Volkswagen, and Wipro.

Segmentation by application and analysis of the connected car M2M services market in the US

  • Safety and security
  • Driver assistance
  • Infotainment
  • Vehicle management
  • Insurance-based telematics

The safety and security segment dominated the market and is expected to reach close to USD 17 billion by 2020. In the US, the connected car M2M services market by safety and security contributes the maximum proportion of revenue to the market, and this trend is likely to continue throughout the predicted period. Every car comes with built-in safety and security features, such as V2V communication technology. The demand for this technology will increase in the US during the forecast period, as it allows cars on the roads to automatically exchange relevant data and information.

Segmentation by usage and analysis of the connected car M2M services market in the US

  • OEM
  • Aftermarket

During 2015, the OEM segment led the connected car M2M connections and services market in the US and accounted for close to 70% of the market share in terms of revenue. The increasing focus towards advanced value-added services is one of the primary factors driving this segment’s growth. In the US, most of the automotive manufacturers have been experiencing intense competition. This has led the manufacturers to provide value-added services attached to vehicles that make the connected car unique and different from the competitors. These value-added services are also used as a marketing tool to target new customers and retain existing customers to achieve high brand loyalty.

Key questions answered in the report include

  • What will the market size and the growth rate be in 2020?
  • What are the key factors driving the connected car M2M connections and services market in the US?
  • What are the key market trends impacting the growth of the connected car M2M connections and services market in the US?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the vendors in the connected car M2M connections and services market in the US?
  • What are the trending factors influencing the market shares of the US.
  • What are the key outcomes of the five forces analysis of the connected car M2M connections and services market in the US?

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Table of Contents

PART 01:  Executive summary

  • Highlights

PART 02:  Scope of the report

  • Market overview
  • Top-vendor offerings

PART 03:  Market research methodology

  • Research methodology
  • Economic indicators

PART 04:  Introduction

  • Key market highlights

PART 05:  Market landscape

  • Market overview
  • Market size and forecast
  • Five forces analysis

PART 06:  Market segmentation by application

  • Connected car M2M services market in US by application
  • Safety and security
  • Driver assistance
  • Infotainment
  • Vehicle management
  • Insurance-based telematics

PART 07:  Market segmentation by connections unit

  • Connected car M2M connections market in US

PART 08:  Market segmentation by usage

  • Connected car M2M services market in US by usage
  • Connected car M2M OEM market in US
  • Connected car aftermarket in US

PART 09:  Market drivers

PART 10:  Impact of drivers

PART 11:  Market challenges

PART 12:  Impact of drivers and challenges

PART 13:  Market trends

PART 14:  Vendor landscape

  • Competitive scenario
  • Audi Connect
  • BMW
  • Gemalto
  • General Motors
  • Sierra Wireless
  • Verizon Telematics
  • Other prominent vendors

PART 15:  Appendix

  • List of abbreviations

PART 16:  Explore Technavio

Research Framework

Technavio presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources. The analysts have presented the various facets of the market with a particular focus on identifying the key industry influencers. The data thus presented is comprehensive, reliable, and the result of extensive research, both primary and secondary.


Primary sources

  • Manufacturers and suppliers
  • Channel partners
  • Industry experts
  • Strategic decision makers

Secondary sources

  • Industry journals and periodicals
  • Government data
  • Financial reports of key industry players
  • Historical data
  • Press releases


Data Synthesis

  • Collation of data
  • Estimation of key figures
  • Analysis of derived insights

Data Validation

  • Triangulation with data models
  • Reference against proprietary databases
  • Corroboration with industry experts



  • Market drivers
  • Market challenges
  • Market trends
  • Five forces analysis


  • Market size and forecast
  • Market segmentation
  • Geographical insights
  • Competitive landscape
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