The automotive industry is shifting its attention away from infotainment to focus on transformative technologies that will enable the Mobility as a Service paradigm to spring to life. Third-party platforms like CarPlay and Android Auto increasingly dominate the industry as it explores the benefits of ADAS, V2X, 5G connectivity, AI, AR, driverless vehicles, electrification, and IoT. And the future starts now, with the new car and ride sharing economy already evolving to take Uberization to the next level with driverless taxis and multimodal transportation. In the shorter term, car-to-cloud vehicle sensor data crowdsourcing for traffic, parking, weather and map services and cloud-to-car Over the Air Updates for life cycle and cyber security management are critical focus areas. Commercial vehicle technology is evolving from aftermarket fleet telematics to embedded connectivity, active safety and ADAS, platooning and ultimately autonomous trucks.
Home automation technology has been on the market for more than thirty years now, yet remains a relatively niche technology. To date, this market has consisted largely of high-end custom home automation systems – of the sort we see on “MTV Cribs”, as well as, Do-It-Yourself (DIY) home automation “gadgets” for technophile hobbyists. What has been missing is the vast mainstream consumer base. In November 2008, ABI Research undertook a comprehensive end-user survey of 1,010 US consumers in order to gauge their knowledge of, and attitudes towards, home automation technology. In an earlier ABI Insight published in December 2008 we presented some of the top-line results from that survey. In this Insight we present a few additional top-line results from the survey. ABI Research will publish the full survey results in an upcoming report on the home automation market to be published in 1Q 2009.