The IoT in the transportation market is expected to registering a CAGR of 14.5% over the forecast period of 2021 - 2026. Reduced cost of powerful sensor & controllers, extended and enhanced internet connectivity, rise in growth of information, communication, and technology industry, along with the surge in government initiatives for smart cities are the major factors that drive the growth of the global IoT in transformation market. For example, the United States Department of Transportation is working with car manufacturers to incorporate IoT technology to reduce the occurrence of crashes by 80%.
- Global trends, such as digitization, connectivity, sustainability, energy conservation, and integration of IoT, have led to the advent of the smart railway system. The global population is expected to reach 9.8 billion by 2050, out of which 75% will dwell in cities. Hence, it has become imperative for public agencies to ensure that the transportation sector (specifically the rail network) is geared to meet the growing connectivity needs.
- For instance, considering the case of DHL, one of the largest logistics companies worldwide, in June 2019, the company partnered with ALPS Electric Europe GmbH, a prominent manufacturer of electromechanical devices, and Sigfox, a French-based IoT service provider, to optimize supply chain processes of DHL's German parcel network using asset tracking systems and advanced networked sensors.
- Due to the recent shut down of businesses across the world owing to the influence of Coronavirus is expected to influence the IoT in Transportation market negatively, as prices of chips, sensors and other components used in IoT devices may increase over time due to no production and exhaustion of stocks maintained by the manufacturers in few months on short term basis but in long term transportation and other industries might adopt automation on a large scale which will in turn provide opportunities to IoT.
Key Market Trends
The Railway Segment is Expected to Occupy Significant Market Share
- Time-table management, capacity optimization, timely travel service, and predictive maintenance are the primary reasons for the adoption of IoT solutions in railways systems. The rail network operators in developed parts of the world are actively investing in the development of analytics systems. Currently, cloud-based systems are prominent. For instance, Network Rail, UK, recently partnered with Deloitte to leverage the railway signaling systems to deliver 92.5% public performance measure (PPM).
- The growth of the railway system is expected to be primarily driven by the growing need for urban connectivity, and a higher emphasis on reducing emissions. By 2050, it is expected, that passenger mobility will increase by 200-300% and freight activity will increase by 150-250%, according to the International Transport Forum.
- The amount of data being generated by the rail network is driving the adoption of an IoT solution. According to leading railroad authority Lyndon Henry, over 1.5 million freight cars are handled by the U.S. railroads handle and monitor daily. This creates a huge amount of data over the cloud.
- However, there are many challenges to connectivity whilst on a train. The metal body of the train significantly weakens the network signal. Also, the use of multiple users reduces the capacity of the network, and tunnels block the signals. These are some of the technical limitations, restricting the deployment of IoT solution by the railway operators across the world.
North America to Hold a Significant Share in the Market
- The North America region is expected to dominate the IoT in the transportation market due to the strong presence of manufacturing and transportation and logistics industries with several technological advancements in the region. Also, government initiatives and regulations in various end-user industries are expected to proliferate the market growth in the region.
- For instance, the Federal Highway Association (FHWA), along with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), State and local departments of transportation (DOTs) have been encouraging the application of asset management in the transportation and logistics industry and hence promoting the application of IoT solutions in the transportation industry.
- International and domestic companies in the logistics industry of the United States have benefited from a highly skilled workforce and relatively low costs. according to the data from Select USA, United States Business Logistics Costs reached USD 1.6 trillion in 2018, which is 8% of GDP, indicating the high-level activity in the region.
- Moreover, the region has always been dominant in technology adoption in almost every end-user industry and has been one of the largest regions to implement IoT across industries. For instance, in March 2019, NimbeLink, a provider of cellular Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and services, started providing its NimbeLink AT2 Asset Tracking Solution in Canada, on the TELUS LTE-M network. Also, in February 2020, NimbeLink collaborated with Amazon Web services to launch LTE-M cellular-based asset tracking solutions.
The IoT in the transportation market is highly fragmented, owing to the presence of various global and local industry players. The market players of the industry are viewing strategic partnerships and acquisition as a lucrative path towards expansion as it helps them to leverage the strengths and skills of the other companies in the market and enhance their market presence through strategic collaboration. Recent developments in the market are -
- January 2020 - Verizon announced that it has partnered with Audi America., to deliver advanced connectivity and embedded in-vehicle connectivity solutions. Reportedly, these solutions enable Audi’s connected vehicle service (launching in 2020) are expected to be initially featured in Audi A4 and A5 model lines.
- November 2019 - AT&T announced a collaboration with Nokia to delivering Munich-based innovation studio to support the growing global adoption of current and next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. This partnership will enable AT&T to help solve business problems associated with IoT solutions such as asset tracking and help it capture the European ecosystem.
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Table of Contents
1.2 Scope of the Study
4.2 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.3 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.3.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.3.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.3.4 Threat of Substitutes
4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry
4.4 Market Drivers
4.4.1 Decreased cost of powerful sensors & controllers
4.4.2 Extended connectivity and enhanced internet connectivity
4.4.3 Government Initiatives for Smart Cities
4.5 Market Restraints
4.5.1 High Initial Cost
4.5.2 Threat for data security & privacy
4.5.3 Poor transport infrastructure in the developing and underdeveloped nations
4.6 Assessment of Impact of Covid-19 on the Industry
5.2 Mode of Transport
5.3.1 Traffic congestion control system
5.3.2 Automotive telematics
5.3.3 Reservation, toll, & ticketing systems
5.3.4 Security and surveillance system
5.3.5 Remote monitoring
5.3.6 Other Applications
5.4.1 North America
220.127.116.11 United States
18.104.22.168 United Kingdom
22.214.171.124 Rest of Europe
126.96.36.199 Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.4.4 Latin America
5.4.5 Middle East and Africa
6.1.2 AT & T INC.
6.1.3 Garmin International Inc.
6.1.4 IBM Corporation
6.1.5 Denso Corporation
6.1.6 Thales Group
6.1.7 General Electric
6.1.8 Verizon Communications Inc.
6.1.9 CISCO Systems, Inc.
6.1.10 Tomtom N.V.
A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:
- AT & T INC.
- Garmin International Inc.
- IBM Corporation
- Denso Corporation
- Thales Group
- General Electric
- Verizon Communications Inc.
- CISCO Systems, Inc.
- Tomtom N.V.