Cellular technologies influence OHV telematics

January 30, 2017


Cellular technologies influence OHV telematics

Wireless data communications can be effectively integrated with the interdisciplinary mechanism within current automobile telematics systems. The infl...

Wireless data communications can be effectively integrated with the interdisciplinary mechanism within current automobile telematics systems. The influence of wireless or radio-based communication technologies is seeing further use in off-highway vehicle (OHV) telematics, compared to on-road vehicles. The efficiency of OHV telematics is contingent upon the specific technologies used, which can span multiple domains, such as telecomm, transportation, electrical engineering, and computer science. OHV telematics also covers vehicular technologies, sensors, instrumentation design, and multimedia.

Nevertheless, technologies that facilitate wireless data communication play a key role in OHV telematics. A recent study on the global market for OHV telematics predicts that the market will expand at a CAGR of nearly 9% over next ten years. By the end of 2026, revenue from global OHV telematics sales are expected to reach a value more than double current estimates.

According to Future Market Insights, global OHV telematics revenues procured under cellular technologies will expand at 9% CAGR by the end of 2026, showing the importance of mobile data in OHV telematics. Data transferred from mobile phones, smartphones, or similar devices extend the outreach of wireless data technologies. With this technology, drivers can send and received data between vehicles, across far-away destinations, and to any desired user. Access to such communication is simpler due to widespread prevalence of cellular phones, tablets, and other smart devices, which can be used to connect fixed data terminals (devices within the vehicle) to mobile data terminals (devices located outside the vehicle).

Radio-frequency (RF) communications are the most effective mode communications for OHV telematics. Compared to other modes, RF is cost-effective and limits the amount spent on telematics, and signal transmission is more feasible. Prominent applications include industrial verticals such as mining, agriculture, and construction. OHVs used by agriculture companies often travel through distant areas, where connecting through mobile data is the only option. Telematics in mining OHVs are equipped with advanced mobile data connection or cellular communication systems to ensure that information is transferred when the vehicles are commuting in subterranean environments. For construction OHVs, telematics are equipped with custom technologies that find absolute compatibility with cellular technologies.

Cellular providers that offer connections through GPRS or UMTS add another boon to OHV manufacturers seeking to affordably instate OHV telematics communication. Strong coverage facilitated by such cellular providers guarantees that mobile data transfers between multiple terminals will occur in the most remote places.

The information provided here is based on a report from Future Market Insights.

Abhishek Budholiya is a tech blogger and digital marketing pro. As a technology and digital branding consultant with Future Market Insights, he offers his analysis on the tech market research landscape, especially when it pertains to the commercial viability of a new breakthrough.

Abhishek Budholiya, Future Market Insights
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