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Connected Vehicles: Market and Forecast for LTE and Telematics


February 2014




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LTE in Vehicles, Device to Vehicle LTE, Vehicle to Vehicle LTE, LTE Direct, LTE Vehicle Applications, LTE Telematics, LTE Vehicle Forecast


The automobile industry is very competitive. The profitability on cars is slim with margins in the US as low as two percent on a new car. The large motor companies can make money by self-financing consumer deals. Dealerships hope to make money by promoting repair service packages, and offering extended warranties. The connected car is considered a gift because it is a new revenue stream, has a better margin than the car itself, and can be a differentiator between the cars themselves.

In the US, leading automobile manufacturers have committed to embedding cars with LTE in their product lines. For example, BMW makes an LTE/Wi-Fi adapter for their cars. Alcatel-Lucent, Verizon, and AT&T are proponents of the LTE-connected car. However, many new cars have embedded Wi-Fi, use GPS tracking, and have other forms of telematics. The full case for LTE is not yet realized.

This research evaluates the technology, solutions, and market for LTE and telematics in vehicles.

The report includes trend analysis, future outlook and forecasts through 2014.

See Table of Contents for complete list of areas covered.

Report Benefits

  • Vehicle LTE and Telematics forecast through 2014
  • Identify key trends and future outlook for vehicle LTE
  • Understand the technologies and solutions for vehicle LTE
  • Identify key application areas for enterprise and consumers
  • Understand the role of short-range communications vehicles
  • Understand the capabilities for LTE Direct for peer-to-peer apps

Target Audience

  • Mobile network operators
  • Automobile manufacturers
  • Wireless device manufacturers
  • Network infrastructure providers
  • Application and content developers
  • Telematics and M2M service providers

Companies in Report

Automobile Manufacturers
GM, Audi, BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Hyundai, Nissan, Toyota

Telematics Companies
AMD, Freescale, Harman, Nvidia, NXP, Qualcomm, SiriusXM, Texas Instruments, Verizon

Telecom Companies
AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon

Table of Contents

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Overview
  • About the Report
  • Important Technologies
  • Fourth Generation (4G) Cellular
  • Other Notable Cellular Data Options
  • Wifi and WiMax
  • Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications
  • The Connected Vehicle Market
  • Connectivity
  • The Internet of Things (IOT)
  • Embedded Devices
  • LTE Direct
  • Peer-to-Peer Services via LTE Direct
  • Vehicle-Related Applications and LTE Direct
  • Short-Range Communication Solutions
  • Bluetooth
  • Other Short-Range Technologies
  • Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC)
  • Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications
  • Telemetry and Telematics
  • Wireless Devices
  • Devices Optimised for Connected Vehicles
  • Wireless OS Comparison
  • Connected Vehicles
  • Definition
  • Market Overview
  • Ecosystem and Value Chain
  • Introduction
  • Automobile Manufacturers
  • Telematics Manufacturers
  • Telecom Companies
  • Applications
  • Enterprise
  • Consumer
  • Market Outlook
  • Future Applications and Solutions
  • Autonomous Connected Vehicles
  • Traffic Control and Avoidance
  • Smart Safety Features
  • Future Challenges
  • Security Concerns
  • Consumer Autonomy/Privacy
  • Other Factors
  • Revenue Prospects
  • Hardware
  • Services
  • Conclusions and Recommendations
  • Wireless Carriers
  • Wireless Device Manufacturers
  • Application Developers
  • Automobile Manufacturers
  • Appendices
  • LTE Technology and Architecture
  • LTE Technology
  • LTE Advanced
  • LTE Infrastructure Elements and Architecture
  • LTE Architecture Details
  • Service Architecture
  • Layer 2 of LTE
  • Downlink Logical
  • Uplink Logical
  • Mobility Across ENBS
  • IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)
  • IMS Planes
  • IMS Elements
  • Service Continuity for Voice Over LTE (VoLTE)

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: Market Share by Wireless Technology
  • Figure 2: LTE Connections by Region
  • Figure 3: Three Essential Elements of M2M
  • Figure 4: Pre-LTE Cellular Data Options for M2M
  • Figure 5: Annual Connected Vehicle Sales 2014-2019
  • Figure 6: Revenues by System Type 2014-2019
  • Figure 7: Units by System Type 2014-2019
  • Figure 8: Units by Usage 2014-2019
  • Figure 9: Revenue by Market 2014-2019
  • Figure 10: LTE E-UTRAN Infrastructure Network Elements
  • Figure 11: LTE EPC Infrastructure Network Elements
  • Figure 12: Understanding LTE Network Elements and Channels
  • Figure 13: IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Planes
  • Figure 14: IMS Topology Model
  • Figure 15: Service Centralized and Continuity Application Server

List of Tables

  • Table 1: Performance Comparison by Functionality and Features
  • Table 2: Revenue by System Type 2014-2019
  • Table 3: Units by System Type 2014-2019
  • Table 4: Market Share by Automobile Manufacturer 2012 vs 2013
  • Table 5: Connected Car Units by Usage
  • Table 6: Revenue by Market 2014-2019