This publication has been discontinued on March 22, 2013.
Detailed analysis of 200 traffic information services from 60 service
providers across 55 countries.
Selecting a traffic information provider for each of the markets worldwide is
a challenge. A clear view of the service providers active in each country
along with details about their geographic coverage, encryption and delivery
channels is needed to make this decision. SBD provides this information in
their latest interactive database titled ‘Global benchmark of real-time
traffic information services’.
This guide details the traffic services available in over 50 countries
globally from nearly 60 suppliers. It analyses the market trends, technology
trends and consumer requirements. Each country is analysed and each service
provider is individually profiled. In addition, the guide provides analysis of
the global traffic information industry, looking at current trends and
predicting changes expected in the next 3 years.
In addition to the benchmark of services, this guide also covers new markets,
key players, OEM contracts, trends for data collection and delivery, and
consumer demands in key countries.
This guide will provide you
- A detailed analysis of the major traffic information service
providers active across Western Europe, Eastern Europe, North America,
South America, Middle East, Asia, Australasia and Africa
- Insights into the various traffic suppliers used across 40
different OEMS like BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Shanghai GM and Toyota
- Overview of the sources and managers of traffic data along with the
encoding and delivery details in over 50 countries
- Details of alliances and partnerships between the collectors,
managers and distributors of traffic data
Now 11 new markets with traffic information services ...
This interactive guide provides a comprehensive outline of the traffic
information services available across the globe and analyses the market,
technical and consumer trends impacting this industry. The report is focused
on traffic information services that are encoded for use by navigation systems
to enable dynamic route guidance.
With over 200 slides, this unique interactive database covers the 190 live or
planned services from 60 providers in 55 countries in eight regions ~ Western
Europe, Eastern Europe, North America, South America, Middles East, Asia,
Australasia and Africa.
Each service provider is assessed individually and the complex
interrelationships between industry players is described graphically through
flow charts for each country. This assessment covers the original data sources
and the roles of collectors, managers and distributors.
Profiles for each provider are included in the Global benchmark of real-time
traffic information services. These include details of coverage and contracts
with vehicle manufacturers and system suppliers.
.....know what tomorrow brings
Top Level Trends
Since 2010, an additional 11 markets have now been provided with traffic
information services based on broadcast or cellular delivery. These new
markets are mainly in Eastern Europe, Middle East and Asia. In the medium term
up to 2015, additional new markets are expected to be launched in South
America, Middle East and Asia.
Service provider trends
The leading players identified in this analysis, such as INRIX, Mediamobile,
TomTom, Be-Mobile and Navteq, are continuing to expand their coverage with the
aim of being able to offer a ‘one-stop shop' global provision to vehicle
manufacturers and their Tier-1 suppliers.
Approximately 40 vehicle manufacturers are using traffic information services
across the world. In most markets, the number of OEMs that have contracts with
commercial service providers remains relatively small. France, UK and USA are
the exception to this trend with most vehicle manufacturers paying to access
traffic services in these markets.
RDS TMC has retained its status as the dominant delivery method with only a
few vehicle manufacturers deploying IP-based services through cellular. Over
the next three years, the use of cellular delivery will increase while
analogue RDS TMC is expected to remain important and digital radio will begin
to gain traction in some European markets and China.
Drivers continue to rank traffic information as one of the most important
Connected Car services. This is uniform across consumers surveyed by SBD in
Brazil, China, Europe, Russia and the USA.
The SBD Commitment
From technical trends reports to conducting end user surveys, SBD has over 15
years of experience of providing strategic advice, insight and expertise to
the automotive and associated industries globally.
At SBD, we help vehicle manufacturers and their suppliers bridge that gap
between system design and actual market needs. Our diverse team of experts
understand global market and technical requirements and how to plan
cost-effective systems for the future that customers value and are willing to
About the report author
Stephen Longden, Analyst - Advanced Research Division.
Stephen achieved an MSc in Transport Planning and Management at the University
of Westminster before becoming the editor of The Intelligent Highway magazine.
At SBD, Stephen specialises in research and analysis into automotive
telematics and navigation. He has investigated a variety of ITS applications
and is widely regarded as an expert on emerging markets such as China and
initiatives such as eCall. Stephen is an award-winning speaker at conferences
and seminars in Europe and Asia.