The major Southeastern European companies involved in the development of telematics solutions for vehicle tracking and management met at end of September in Zagreb, at the Telematics Conference SEEurope. The core issue addressed at this year’s conference – an event organized for the third time – was the future of telematics in the region connecting 15 countries.
The conference, which was made possible by the sponsors CVS Mobile, Teltonika and SafeFleet, was accompanied by an exhibition fair, where the latest innovations were presented by Mobilisis and Primark from Croatia, Cellocator from Israel, Sygic from Slovakia, Teltonika and Ruptela from Lithuania, SeeMe from Estonia, Omnicomm from Russia, CANGO from Romania and CVS Mobile from Slovenia. Exhibition booths were visited by over 80 participants, most of whom were thrilled by the third regional telematics conference – many have already confirmed that they are coming to the next one as well, which will be in early October of 2014 in Bucharest.
Vuk Nikolić, a speaker at the Telematics Conference SEEurope in Zagreb, is the founder and CEO of TruckTrack, the modern software solution for owners and managers of trucking business. He is a software engineer with 10 years of experience; for 15 years he has been also included in the family trucking business. In his conference speech he will focus on perspectives of telematics startups. He will derive from an idea that "software is eating the world," as it was explained by Mark Andreessen, one of the fathers of modern Web. In this way he tried to describe how contemporary software solutions are starting to deeply and unequivocally alter the ways in which we live and work. Tech startups, the drivers of these “disruptions,” were often started by college dropouts in a garage (e.g. Apple or Microsoft), and currently they bring important innovations to the telematics market. Presentation of Vuk Nikolić will present some of the most interesting web and mobile startups in the area, and give predictions about the impact of these companies on the telematics market.
Michael L. Sena, who will speak at the third Telematics Conference SEEurope in Zagreb, is an internationally recognised expert in telematics, digital map databases, location-based services and navigation. He has owned and run a successful consulting practice since 1983 with clients in the automotive, software, system development, telematics services and geographic database industries. Michael worked for AB Volvo from 1993 to 1996 with responsibility for navigation, traffic information, fleet management and telematics services activities, and was instrumental in the introduction of Volvo’s first navigation and telematics systems. He is a charter member of the ADASIS Forum, was an expert delegate to the European CEN and ISO standards committees and has participated in Intelligent Transport Systems international projects. He is the author of ‘Beating Traffic: Time to Get Unstuck’.
Early bird registration for the Telematics Conference SEEurope, which will be held in Zagreb (Croatia), is open until 31 July 2013. If you register by the end of the month, you will get a 15% discount on the conference fee!
Use this opportunity to attend the main industry-focused event, dedicated to the management of vehicle fleets and the development of systems for vehicle tracking. It brings together regional and global stakeholders, experts and R&D companies from various fields: telematics solution providers, manufacturers of navigational systems and digital maps, telecommunications companies, automobile industry and representatives of research, education and government institutions related to telematics, logistics and transport. The conference is accompanied with an exhibition of new products and solutions, developed by the telematics industry.
Many companies are facing problems, while trying to prevent fuel theft and executing management in fuel consumption optimisation due to the global rise of fuel prices. Mandatory in this direction is a precise and reliable fuel consumption control, which can be later analysed in various ways. Vepamon has gained an expertise in all mainstream fuel level control instruments and in different cases through participation in projects in more than 90 countries. The presentation of Vepamon, carried out at the conference in Zagreb, will provide an overview of the most relevant fuel measurement technologies and identify their pros and cons. There will be additionally explained how Vepamon's sensors are commonly used in telematics systems.
The presentation will be carried out by Yury Panikov, the head of export in Vepamon. Being a commercially oriented person with a strong technical background he develops a strategic vision of the company's distribution expansion and assures high quality of end-users’ solutions. Main area of Vepamon's expertise is development of precise fuel level sensors used in vehicles, locomotives, stationary fuel tanks, diesel generators and sea fleet, distributed on the global scale.
The telematics industry in Southeast Europe is focusing mainly on fleet management and transport and logistics solutions for private companies and the public sector. In the next 5 years, other segments of telematics industry will start to spread – not only for commercial vehicles but also for passenger cars in private use. For example, telematics will help insurance companies to monitor the driving behaviour and charging an insurance premium according to the actual use of vehicles. The traditional vehicle insurance models will be therefore replaced by an interactive model which will dramatically change the insurance industry.
At the Telematics Conference SEEurope perspectives of insurance telematics in the region will be revealed by Thomas Hallauer, Director of Research and Marketing at PTOLEMUS Consulting Group – the first strategy consulting firm entirely focused on telematics and location-based services. He has gained 10 years of operational marketing experience in the domain of telematics and location-based services. He is an expert at highlighting new trends, unearthing profitable niches and marketing new products and services notably in the automotive, motor insurance, LBS, navigation and positioning industries. For PTOLEMUS, Hallauer was the lead writer of the European Location Study, the most comprehensive report on the global location industry. He is now in charge of the 2013 publication of the Insurance Telematics Global Study.
The second edition of the publication Commercial vehicles in Southeast Europe: Telematics solutions and perspectives is finally published!The 2013 edition gives you the only comprehensive overview of telematics solutions and commercial vehicle fleets in Southeast Europe. The publication comprises data about commercial vehicles in 15 countries and presents 54 profiles of global, regional and local telematics solution providers operating in the region. It brings 5-year forecasts (2013–2017) of new telematics solutions and fleet management development in the region and provides estimations on the number of commercial vehicles, number of vehicles equipped with telematics systems and market penetration rate.
The telematics industry, with its rapid growth, is a bright exception in this time of economic crisis in Europe. How to keep the sales of telematics systems for vehicle and fleet management at a high level and use development potentials in Southeast Europe were key themes of the second regional event Telematics Conference SEEurope, which was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Approximately 80 participants attended the only telematics for fleet management focused conference and exhibition in Southeast Europe. More about the success of the second conference in 2012 can be found in a short conference report and photo galery.
The next, 3rd Telematics Conference SEEurope will be held on 26 September 2013 in Zagreb, Croatia.
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Commercial vehicles in Southeast Europe: Telematics solutions and perspectives is published. First market research brings comprehensive overview of telematics solutions and commercial vehicle fleets in the region. The market research provides data on commercial vehicle fleets in 15 countries of Southeast Europe and presents profiles of 45 global, regional and local telematics solution providers operating in the region. It also provides 5-year forecasts (2012–2016) for telematics solutions and fleet management.
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The Belgrade conference also focused on the local specifics of Southeast Europe and presented the first transparent study regarding commercial vehicles and tracking systems in the region, which stretches from Slovenia to Greece (Turkey is also classified among them). According to Edvard Kraševec, senior analyst at Ergo Institute, there are around 11 million commercial vehicles in the region, but only around 200 thousand are equipped with tracking systems. According to current predictions, the number of equipped vehicles will increase by 9–10 percent annually, which is slightly less than in EU countries, where the growth is expected at 20 percent annually.
The final market research on commercial vehicles and fleet management solutions in the Southeast Europe region will be available by the end of 2011. If you are interested in the research, please contact both authors: Edvard Kraševec or Alenka Bezjak.
The first Telematics Conference SEEurope presented the key trends in the rapidly growing telematics industry, trends which predict a very bright future indeed. So-called green telematics were particularly highlighted, for example systems for tracking and managing vehicles that help to save fuel and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, thus contributing to environmental preservation.
More about the success of the first conference in 2011 can be found in a short conference report.
The conference director Alenka Bezjak also announced the host country of the second Telematics Conference SEEurope on 27 September 2012 - Slovenia.
On 29 September 2011 Belgrade will host carefully selected speakers in the area of telematics:
Antonio Russu, Business Director, KPN
Jaap Groot, Sales Director, MiX Telematics Europe
Tjay Tjiook, CEO, Squarell Technology
Petar Maksimović, Managing Director, INFO TEAM
Klemen Jamšek, Project Manager, CVS Mobile
Edvard Kraševec, Experienced Researcher and Analyst, Ergo Institute
Nebojša Vasiljević, Assistant Minister, Ministry of Culture, Media and Information society
And many more ...
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Register today and save 15%. Early bird registrations are available only until 15 July 2011. Learn, share and network with 100+ telematics focused delegates from 15 SEE countries.
What is hot in telematics today? What will be important in the future? Experts will discuss about local specifics and global trends in telematics solutions. Join us and become a part of telematics community in SEE region!