Kapsch TrafficCom Tops ABI Research’s Intelligent Transportation Systems Competitive Assessment; Siemens and Hitachi Ending

  Kapsch TrafficCom Tops ABI Research’s Intelligent Transportation Systems
  Competitive Assessment; Siemens and Hitachi Ending Second and Third

Business Wire

LONDON -- January 22, 2013

Kapsch TrafficCom ranks first in ABI Research’ Intelligent Transportation
Systems vendor Competitive Assessment, performing strongly across hardware,
software, and solutions and excelling in toll collect and road use charging,
traffic data, monitoring, and management, road and vehicle safety systems, and
hardware. In second place was Siemens, excelling in regional coverage, traffic
management, software and middleware, and big data. Hitachi took third place,
scoring high on quality and reliability, multi-modal mobility, and smart
cities integration, as well as combining hardware, services, and IT expertise.

“As the ITS market is still in an early stage, many vendors have been
preparing for this market taking off by designing solutions and participating
in Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) and Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) trials while
also anticipating possible mandates. As a consequence, in this ranking,
readiness has been used as an important guideline in scoring vendors against
the different criteria,” says VP and practice director Dominique Bonte.

The overall Intelligent Transportation Systems vendor ecosystem can be divided
into three categories:

  *Solution Providers: Kapsch, SWARCO, Q-Free, Siemens, PTV Group, Hitachi,
    TomTom
  *Hardware Providers: Kapsch, Denso, Bosch, Hitachi, Continental
  *IT Vendors: IBM, Siemens, Cisco, Logica, Xerox

Few companies offer the full range of ITS hardware, software, and solutions,
with Hitachi coming closest, followed by Siemens and Kapsch, explaining their
top rankings. IT players are prominently present leveraging their software and
big data expertise which will become increasingly important components of ITS
solutions in the future. Automotive Tier1 suppliers Denso, Bosch, and
Continental are mainly focused on V2V hardware components.

This Competitive Assessment provides a rating of 15 leading Intelligent
Transportation Systems vendors which were analyzed against 6 “innovation” and
7 “implementation” criteria in addition to a market share analysis. These
findings are part of ABI Research’s Intelligent Transportation Systems
(http://www.abiresearch.com/research/service/intelligent-transportation-systems/)
and Automotive Technologies
(http://www.abiresearch.com/research/service/automotive-technologies/)
Research Services.

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