A detailed analysis of explosive growth -- including statistics, subscriber and revenue figures in the emerging area of "telematics" --is the focus of a cross-industry conference scheduled for October 31-November 1 in Las Vegas, Nev. In-vehicle entertainment and information systems, known as "telematics," are an emerging market opportunity for automobile manufacturers, consumer electronics suppliers and wireless communications carriers. The combination of location technology with wireless Internet access is expected to generate a flood of electronic commerce plans for commercial and personal vehicles. Currently, telematics is an option on more than 3 million model-year 2000 vehicles.