The automotive supply or value chain is facing quite a major shake-up over the next ten years or so as emerging technologies find their way into market applications. No-one can say with any great degree of certainty how that value chain landscape will actually look, but it's interesting to see diverse companies jockeying to be well positioned for the still unclear automotive future. Chip giant Intel has apparently decided it wants some of the action. Its recent acquisition, Mobileye, is certainly a company to keep an eye on.
Intel plans fleet of 100 L4 autonomous test cars
Continental joins autonomous driving platform with BMW, Intel and Mobileye
There's an interesting summary of some of the jockeying for position in terms of connectivity in this article: Making good connections in the self-driving car
We have also recently published an article that analyses technology trends from a somewhat unusual angle - patents. It really was fascinating to hear from the source company how they systematically collect information contained in patents, globally, and create a database; the article contains some intriguing illustrative insights.
Automotive technologies through a patent lens
Good projections and forecasts have to come from a sound base and understanding of the present and the drivers of industrial change.
As we all look to understand a very dynamic technological landscape and ascertain where it is heading - or at least get an idea of future parameters and possibilities - and implications for business, good data of the here and now is surely going to be key. We are on the case
Until next time...
The virtual world and automotive
The virtual world is edging closer and impacting the buying and driving experience. There are virtual reality headsets and we can speak to virtual driving assistants. We consider virtual developments and their impact on the auto industry.