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Our extensive smart mobility and automotive coverage examines ADAS, active safety, autonomous driving, connected infotainment, and consumer telematics. We aim to provide technology implementers with authoritative insight to help future-proof their automotive business models by examining industry trends in automotive semiconductors, sensors, mapping, deep-learning-based machine vision, AR, HMI, and 5G.

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Hot Tech Innovators: Automotive Electrification

Safe, sustainable personal mobility sits at the center of all of the prevailing automotive megatrends: automation, connectivity, artificial intelligence, and car sharing in a mobility as a service (MaaS) framework. It is now universally accepted among stakeholders that this core vision of safe and sustainable mobility cannot be achieved so long as transportation modes depend upon an internal combustion engine (ICE).

Having established the BEV as the alternative powertrain of choice for OEMs, the EV ecosystem now faces a number of challenging years ahead. The total penetration of EVs in passenger vehicles remains little more than a rounding error, with the adoption of parallel automotive megatrends such as automation, connectivity and smart mobility services overtaking that of electric powertrains.


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Autotalks Adopts a Dual Support Approach for V2X, But the Industry Needs Simultaneous Operation

4Q 2018

In September 2018, Autotalks, a long-time leader in the Dedicated Short-Range Communications (DSRC)/802.11p space, announced that their second-generation Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) chipset will support PC5 Cellular V2X (C-V2X). The CRATON2 and PLUTON2, through a firmware update, will now support both of the V2X technologies battling for supremacy in the automotive market. The new firmware will not permit both protocols to be enabled simultaneously; rather, it will allow Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to opt either for 802.11p or for PC5 functionality via a software-defined toggle. This will allow OEMs to manufacture and certify a single V2X platform, which they can then deploy globally.


HERE Acquires Advanced Telematic Systems for Automotive OTA Technology

4Q 2017

In November 2017, HERE, a leader in digital mapping and location intelligence, acquired Advanced Telematic Systems, adding Over-the-Air (OTA) technology to their automotive portfolio.

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Smart Mobility, Smart Cities and Smart Home, the Holy Trinity for Automated Living?

This webinar will explore adjacencies between and synergies across the smart home, smart mobility and smart cities verticals according to functional areas linked to living, mobility, energy, entertainment and infotainment, security, healthcare, education and work. Next generation technologies like micro-grids, driverless cars, voice assistants, AI-based surveillance cams, robotics, and biometrics allow functional domains to cross over into non-native verticals to offer more seamless, holistic, complementary and automated experiences, blurring the boundaries between segments and industries.

Examples include paradigms like Car as a Living Space or Office, home-based healthcare, distributed energy generation, crowdsourcing home- or car -based surveillance cams for public use, and last but not least the Car as a Mobility Service. We will also provide examples of vendors which are well placed to take advantage of these cross vertical adjacencies.

This webinar will answer:

  • Why is the battle for the smart home important?
  • Why driverless cars will only make sense in a smart city context?
  • How will the sharing economy, asset crowdsourcing, and distributed generation paradigms transform living in the future?
  • Which are the key underlying transformational technologies?
  • Who are the key players offering cross vertical solutions?