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The Benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

  • February 27, 2018
  • Kristy Cartier
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The World Economic Forum defines the Fourth Industrial Revolution as "characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres."

The World Economic Forum defines the Fourth Industrial Revolution as “characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres.” The article also notes that technology-enabled platforms will and are disrupting existing industry and operating structures. The benefits of this next development stage are clear. Improved productivity, flexibility and efficiency rise from distributed and networked intelligence that fuels critical decision-making, reduces excess capacity and eliminates many manual processes.

Our infographic and summary below highlight four aspects of the connected economy.

Smart IIoT

  • Benefit: Increase reliability and efficiency
  • Industry Investment: $933.6B by 2025 in global IIoT market expenditures for creating connected enterprises

Vehicle-as-a-Service

  • Benefit: Evolve mobility of goods and people
  • Industry Investment: $96.4 billion by 2022 in the global connected car market for navigation, telematics and infotainment

Insurance Telematics – Measuring Driver Behavior and Improving Crash Management

  • Benefit: Reduce coverage costs, optimize claims process and expedite repairs
  • Industry Investment: $2.2 billion by 2020 in global insurance telematics market to reduce infrastructure and maintenance costs while offering better customer and fleet services

Responsive Supply Chains

  • Benefit: Generate real-time insights to protect sensitive cargo and improve agility
  • Industry Investment: $19 billion by 2021 in total supply chain SaaS expenditures

CalAmp is helping to build a better future by enabling this transformation to the connected economy. Our solutions power a better driving experience as well as offer access to a shared or on-demand vehicle service platform. CalAmp customers like CargoSense and ALD Automotive Italy are already leveraging vehicle, asset and machine insights to drive industry innovation, reduce risk and improve safety. You may read more about these exciting times in our blog, A Revolutionary Road Ahead for Connected Industry.

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