For the third year in a row, Geotab has been recognized as the No. 1 global commercial telematics provider by ABI Research in its recent commercial telematics competitive ranking.
“Using ABI Research’s proven, unbiased innovation/implementation criteria framework, the commercial telematics competitive ranking analyzed and ranked 11 suppliers: Geotab, Gurtam, MiX Telematics, Motive, Samsara, Solera Fleet Solutions, Teletrac Navman, Trimble, Webfleet Solutions (formerly TomTom Telematics), Verizon Connect, and Zonar,” said Alex McQueen, research analyst, supply chain management and logistics for ABI Research, a global technology intelligence firm.
Geotab was ranked first in implementation. Since 2020, Geotab’s market share has increased by approximately 40%, now with more than 3 million commercial fleet subscribers. The company has launched GO9+, an upgraded model of the GO9 telematics device with improved connectivity capabilities. Geotab has also increased its marketplace options through new and expanded partnerships.
Verizon Connect was ranked second place overall, followed by Solera Fleet Solutions (formerly Omnitracs) in third place overall. Verizon was also ranked first for innovation, with Solera a close second. This year, Verizon launched the Verizon Connect AI Dashcam, offering road-facing and dual-facing cameras. Verizon also launched updates to its Reveal Field solution and announced a partnership with Sawatch Labs, a fleet electrification analytics firm. Other leaders include Trimble, Zonar, and MiX Telematics.
“In recent years, we have seen an increase in factory-fit telematics, as OEMs are integrating telematics devices into new vehicle models,” said McQueen. “Considering the decline in the adoption of aftermarket hardware devices over the next five years, telematics service providers (TSPs) must begin to rely more on partnerships with automakers and OEMs.”
These findings are from ABI Research’s commercial telematics vendors competitive ranking report, which provides a comprehensive analysis of implementation strategies and innovation, combined with market share analysis, to offer insight into a company’s performance and standing compared to its competitors. The report is part of the company’s supply chain management and logistics research service, which includes research, data, and ABI insights.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet