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 ...

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