From fleets in the government sector, the total revenue from telematics, including hardware shipments and service subscriptions, could increase to $1.26 billion globally by the end of 2018 from $618 million, as of the end of 2012, according to “Commercial Telematics in Government Fleets,” from ABI Research.

“The main market drivers behind the adoption of telematics in government fleets are government mandates designed, for example, to lower fuel consumption and gas emissions or to promote the use of alternative fuel vehicles,” said Gareth Owen, principal analyst at ABI Research.

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