Chinese firms aim to become driving force for telematics.

By Mark Andrews

South China Morning Post. 25/09/2015

A look at what telematics are and how the market for them in China is growing at a reportedly huge rate.

One of the most important international concepts unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show earlier this year wasn’t a car, but a pair of glasses. Mini’s Augmented Vision Concept is a Google Glass-type system which integrates the driver’s in-car environment with the outside world, providing assistance with blind spots or guiding a driver from parking to their destination.

According to analyst IHS, 62.5 per cent of passenger vehicles sold in China by 2020 will feature some sort of similar telematics system. With China being the world’s largest car market, this presents a huge opportunity that a number of companies are trying to seize.

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Mark Andrews has written about everything from Japanese houses to heli hikes on New Zealand glaciers, test drives of Chinese cars to bar and restaurant reviews. He currently specialises in travel articles and reviews of Chinese cars plus articles about the Chinese auto industry.

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