The grand vision of Europe’s freight transport is of sleek convoys of autonomous trucks travelling along thousands of miles of ‘smart’ roads. Siegfried Mortkowitz reports on what it will take to realise it
Although usage-based insurance (UBI) is not yet widely available – or even widely known – it is currently being widely researched and tested by insurance carriers. UBI comes with real costs, and the technology and business models are still developing, so early adopters need to focus their investments
It has been estimated that transport telematics infrastructure developments could, over a ten year period, create a potential market of €1 billion to equip 20.000 km of European motorways; €1 billion to equip 85 European cities; and the market for in-vehicle equipment could reach €6 billion a year
Precksha Saksena of Telematics Update explains how months of research have led to the realisation that Telematics may have gone full circle and is now able to sustain business case for basic services that failed to take off in 2001.