and make it
affordable for companies to
incorporate these devices. However, lack of awareness and cost sensitivity could pose a challenge to this sector.
Globally, automobile industry is broadly working on the consumption of M2M technologies. Deployment of M2M telematics applications in automotive industry can help to decrease the number of road accidents and damages. The focus of telematics industry in deploying similar products would push the automotive sector in increasing the digitisation in vehicles.
This initiative of telematics industry will bring a revolution in the automotive sector and would initiate the system of intelligent traffic in the developing countries like India which would also help in live traffic updates, real time positioning, tracking, parking management and also
reduce the road accidents.
Nations like USA, Japan and Germany have already implemented this technology.
M2M modules today provide vehicles with fully loaded sensor technology which gives all the information about the performance on engine, temperature, fuel, breaks, etc. M2M data modules are extremely sophisticated and come with an array of
features and capabilities such as onboard Global Navigation
Satellite System (GNSS) technology, flexible land grid array
surface mounting, embedded M2M optimised smart cards
(like phone SIMs) known as MIMs or M2M identification modules, and embedded Java,
a significant facilitating technology to step up the Internet of Things (IOT).
Despite certain challenges like awareness and adoption of M2M technology, Asia and in particular India has made a substantial breakthrough in the telematics space. India as a country faces
issues regarding consumer awareness. Most of the high-end consumers are not aware how telematics can make their life simpler and how full utilisation would reap benefits for them. This is one of the greatest
challenges, which India has to conquer to attain absolute
utilisation of immense market opportunities.
The writer is country manager India, Telit Wireless Solutions