Connected vehicles have six distinct product categories, including Mobility Management, Vehicle Management, Entertainment, Safety, Drive Assistance, and Well-Being. Many of these categories can be particularly useful to owners of vehicle fleets, such as company and service vehicles, as well as companies in the car-rental and car-sharing industries.
While one segment of the automotive antenna market is tied to antennas designed and integrated into new vehicles, the other is tied to the fleet and aftermarket segment. In the automotive market, our antennas are deployed in a wide range of vehicles to support a variety of wireless connectivity solutions in the fleet and aftermarket segment and support a variety of technologies that include Wi-Fi, 3G, LTE, Satellite and LPWAN.
The fleet and aftermarket segments consist of applications whereby rugged vehicular wireless routers are paired with external antenna systems to provide connectivity to fixed and mobile assets. Within the fleet and aftermarket market segment, there has been a rise in the number of antennas per vehicle. This is largely driven by the increasing needs of connectivity across different access technologies that include Wi-Fi, 3G, LTE, 5G, Satellite, and low power wide area networking, or LPWAN.