May be i am wrong approaching this question but here goes my concern:
Possible price of asset tracker as a product can be around 140-150 USD (including shipping). For argument sake, lets take monthly expense of 10USD (i.e. Data Charges). This does not include could charges.
A normal vehicle GPS tracking device on Amazon / Ali Express costs around 40 to 50 USD. Monthly rates varies from 20 to 25 USD (even less in some cases). Plus they come loaded with Software (Mobile App / back end server etc)
Pros / Cons: GPS products bought from Amazon / Ali Express, one cannot add anything. Thus no option of customization. Using Particle Asset tracker based solution. One has the flexibility of adding custom sensors. But the thing is, if you are using a GPS on a car / bike, you don’t need that much quantity of sensors. Does this makes Asset tracker based products a hard sell ?
Intention is not to criticize the product pricing. Particle makes beautiful products, hands down. But just trying to check if Asset tracker can be used only by hobbyists / makers or can compete with market to be termed as a “Product”.