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This year's Hannover Messe conference runs from April 1-5, and ABI Research will be strongly represented, with 10 analysts attending. In addition to covering many of this year's themes — AI, Industrie 4.0, Predictive Maintenance, and 5G — team members will be available on-site for one-on-one conversations about your most important business needs and questions:

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How Will Huawei Survive in the Current Hostile Global Environment?

The past few months have been very challenging for the Chinese vendor, who is now barred from deploying 5G networks in the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. At the same time, amid security concerns and pressure from the US government to exclude Chinese infrastructure for telecommunications, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, Norway, and many other countries are also considering the institution of a ban. Canada is the only member of the Five Eyes alliance who has not yet banned Huawei equipment from its soil but is rumored to be next. Meng Wenzhou, Huawei’s CFO and daughter of the company’s founder and spiritual leader Ren Zhengfei, has been detained in Canada and faces extradition charges to the U.S., where she will be tried for breaking sanctions when selling infrastructure in Iran.

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Shiv  Patel
Shiv Patel
Research Analyst

Vendors Scaling Down Robo-Taxi Operations to Focus on Advancing ADAS Technology

While the race toward the commercialization of fully-autonomous systems in robo-taxi operations continues to quicken, OEMs and suppliers have also begun to simultaneously double down on efforts to significantly advance current Advanced Driver-Assistance System (ADAS) technology. ABI Research forecasts that 26 million consumer vehicles will ship with some form of SAE Level 2 technology in 2022, some of which will be significantly more advanced than others, as a result of the scale down of more advanced robo-taxi Technology.

“OEMs and, in particular, Tier One and Tier Two suppliers have realized that the significant short-term opportunity lies in scaling down their complex fully autonomous technology,” says Shiv Patel, Smart Mobility Analyst. “Top end ADAS packages such as advanced traffic jam assist systems are not living up to consumer expectations, performing inconsistently and often poorly, leading to poor uptake for the most advanced systems. By scaling down the more advanced autonomous technology currently used in robo-taxis, OEMs can significantly improve their current top-end ADAS performance and thus increase uptake.” Read more

Pierce  Owen
Pierce Owen
Principal Analyst

Automotive Manufacturing Leads the Way as Digital Factory Market Grows to US$673 Billion in 2030

The Digital Factory market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 33% to reach US$673 billion in 2026. According to a new report published by ABI Research, these sales include the actual hardware revenues for entire industrial robots, collaborative robots, connected PLCs, intelligent industrial battery management systems, electric motors, pumps, tank management systems and smart glasses as well as data and analytics service revenues, device and app platform revenues, connection revenues, network service revenues, professional service revenues and security service revenues for all the above applications plus asset tracking and other equipment monitoring. Of these applications, only asset tracking includes connections both on and off the factory floor.

“Currently, most manufacturing equipment still communicates in proprietary protocols and connecting it in a cost-efficient way without too much custom code often requires the expertise of IIoT integration specialists such as Telit or PTC Kepware,” said Pierce Owen, Principal Analyst. “For new factories, we have started to see how telcos and network infrastructure vendors can deploy private LTE, but so far, it only works if the plant owner has the negotiating power to demand cellular connected equipment from all its suppliers. These early deals could build trust and open new opportunities for cellular in factories.” Read more.


AI Driving Significant Supply Chain Growth


According to data from ABI Research, revenues generated by technology in the global supply chain will increase at a compounded annual growth rate of 11% over the next five years. This translates to a market value of $440 billion by 2023. The firm also forecasts that the combination of new technologies and advanced service offerings will result in the U.S. supply chain generating $4.6 trillion in 2023, an increase of 29% from 2018. Read the full article

Apple to Raise Barrier Against VR, AR Websites

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Although some members of the advertising community have cried foul about Apple locking down access to location data, its likely that any impact from the move will be short-lived, suggested Michael Inouye, a principal analyst at ABI Research, a technology advisory company headquartered in Oyster Bay, New York.

"If this comes to pass and Safari's access to the accelerometer and gyroscope are deactivated by default, then this will likely cause some early problems where ads or features may not run appropriately, but there are plenty of workarounds to make this mostly a non-issue," he told TechNewsWorld. Read the full article

Upcoming Conferences & Speaking Engagements

2nd Blockchain and Smart Contracts Summit
Feb. 14, 2019 - Feb. 15, 2019
Berlin, Germany
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Cyber Intelligence Asia 2019
Feb. 26, 2019 - Feb. 28, 2019
Bangkok, Thailand
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Blockchain Summit Hong Kong
Feb. 27, 2019 - Feb. 28, 2019
The Mira, Hong Kong
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RISC-V Workshop
March 12, 2019 - March 13, 2019
Hsinchu City, Taiwan
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4th Smart Manufacturing Summit
March 21, 2019 - March 22, 2019
Barcelona, Spain
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Blockchain Summit Frankfurt
March 25, 2019 - March 26, 2019
Kap Europa, Frankfurt
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FutureNet World
March 26, 2019 - March 27, 2019
London, UK
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SGTech Europe 2019
March 26, 2019 - March 28, 2019
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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11th Green Vehicle Convention
March 28, 2019 - March 29, 2019
Beijing, China
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Conecta Mexico
April 3, 2019 - April 4, 2019
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