The Talk of Telematics

LAURA BLACK | November 19, 2019

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Telematics has been around for years, but the evolution of it has been pretty interesting, especially in construction, which does account for the largest share of connected units in off-highway vehicles. Berg Insight estimates that the global installed base of active off-highway vehicle telematics systems reached 3.3 million units last year and the installed base will reach 7.5 million units worldwide by 2023. So growth is still coming. The big reason? The use of OEM (original-equipment manufacturer) telematics systems are more often offered as standard on a piece of machinery. We have written about this quite a few times here at Constructech. However, does this mean construction companies are embracing it? In a word, yes. Telematics adoption has grown from 79% in 2018 to 90% in 2019 in the construction industry.

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