PARIS – The seemingly unbounded expansionism of telematics in the auto industry in the last two years has smacked into two realities – aside from the luxury segment, most consumers aren’t willing to pay extra for the service and, perhaps more importantly, car companies are in a back-to-basics mode that contrasts with the "new economy" mood in vogue just a short time ago. Some 103 auto industry executives in North America and Europe recently were asked by KPNG management group to name the ...

Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)

"Printer-friendly" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:

  All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
  Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
  •   Global sales and production data by country
  •   U.S. model-line inventory data
  •   Engine and equipment installation rates
  •   WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
  •   Product Cycle chart
  •   Interrelationships among major OEMs
  •   Medium- and heavy-duty truck volumes
   •  Historical data and much more!

For pricing and subscription information please contact
Amber McLincha by email: or phone: (248) 799-2622

Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.