Qualcomm Tops Telematics Ranking

Qualcomm, San Diego, Calif., has been ranked at the top of the latest vendor matrix released by ABI Research. Xata Corp. and Webtech Wireless claimed the second and third spots in the company’s most recent evaluation of worldwide Commercial Telematics In-Cab Hardware vendors.

The vendor matrix is an analytical tool developed by ABI Research to provide a clear understanding of vendors’ positions in specific markets. Vendors are assessed on the parameters of innovation and implementation across several criteria unique to each matrix.

“Qualcomm Enterprise Solutions maintains its top ranking thanks to its high market share, organizational health, regional coverage, quality and reliability, advanced commercial navigation functionality, and its innovative MCP100/200 Mobile Computing Platform addressing the emerging demand for revenue-generating driver empowerment and productivity,” said Dominique Bonte, telematics practice director.

For this particular matrix, under the innovation parameter, ABI Research examined user interface; features; navigation; vehicle monitoring/sensors; and convergence and standardization in interfacing with devices such as smartphones, connected PNDs, and netbooks, as well as the use of standard software platforms.

Under implementation, ABI Research scrutinized pricing; market share; vertical segments; regional coverage; hardware configurations; organizational health; and quality and reliability.

This vendor matrix forms part of ABI Research’s telematics research service. You can view a chart showing the rankings of the top ten firms in the report, “Commercial Telematics In-Cab Hardware Vendor Matrix” on ABI Research’s website; free registration is required.