Qualcomm Inc. announced that ABI Research has ranked the company No. 1 for its new Commercial Vehicle Telematics In-Cab Hardware Vendor Matrix. Of the 29 companies evaluated, Qualcomm received the highest combined score in innovation and implementation. Qualcomm was also ranked No. 1 on ABI’s Telematics Vendor Matrix in 2006 and 2008, which are the most recent years ABI previously published the matrix.
“QES maintains its top ranking thanks to its high market share, organizational health, regional coverage, quality and reliability, advanced commercial navigation functionality and its innovative Mobile Computing Platform 100 and 200 Series, which addresses the emerging demand for revenue-generating driver empowerment and productivity,” says Dominique Bonte, ABI Research telematics’ practice director.
The Vendor Matrix is an analytical tool developed by ABI to provide a clear understanding of vendors’ positions in specific markets. Qualcomm and other commercial vehicle telematics providers were assessed on multiple criteria related to innovation and implementation. When judging on innovation, ABI examined vendors’ user interface, features, navigation, vehicle monitoring and sensors and convergence and standardization. To establish scores for implementation, ABI evaluated pricing, market share, vertical segments served, regional coverage, hardware configurations, organizational health and quality and reliability.
“The ABI Vendor Matrix is a significant third-party validation of our business, technology and market standing,” says Norm Ellis, vice president of sales, services and marketing for Qualcomm Enterprise Services. “QES has always focused on delivering valuable solutions to the transportation and logistics industry, so recognition by such a well-respected industry research firm is very rewarding.”