The automotive industry continues to be a hotbed of innovation. Activity driven by the need for enhanced driving, fuel efficiency and emission standards, and growing importance of technologies such as electric, connected and autonomous vehicles. In the last three years alone, there have been over 1.2 million patents filed and granted in the automotive industry, according to GlobalData’s report on Cloud in Automotive: EV discharge prediction. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s Technology Foresights, which uses over 619,000 patents to analyse innovation intensity for the automotive industry, there are 290+ innovation areas that will shape the future of the industry.

EV discharge prediction is a key innovation area in cloud

When the EV is in driving mode, the battery goes through a discharge cycle, and when it is plugged in, it goes through a charge cycle. In electric vehicles, AI and cloud technologies are being utilised to estimate the remaining useful life of lithium-ion batteries.

GlobalData’s analysis also uncovers the companies at the forefront of each innovation area and assesses the potential reach and impact of their patenting activity across different applications and geographies. According to GlobalData, there are 100+ companies, spanning technology vendors, established automotive companies, and up-and-coming start-ups engaged in the development and application of EV discharge prediction.

Key players in EV discharge prediction – a disruptive innovation in the automotive industry

‘Application diversity’ measures the number of different applications identified for each relevant patentz. It broadly splits companies into either ‘niche’ or ‘diversified’ innovators.

‘Geographic reach’ refers to the number of different countries each relevant patent is registered in. It reflects the breadth of geographic application intended, ranging from ‘global’ to ‘local’.

Patent volumes related to EV discharge prediction

Company Total patents (2010 - 2022) Premium intelligence on the world's largest companies
Toyota Motor 456 Unlock Company Profile
Ford Motor 314 Unlock Company Profile
iRobot 270 Unlock Company Profile
Porsche Automobil Holding 232 Unlock Company Profile
Gogoro 215 Unlock Company Profile
Honda Motor 174 Unlock Company Profile
Nissan Motor 152 Unlock Company Profile
Hyundai Motor Group 136 Unlock Company Profile
Husqvarna 117 Unlock Company Profile
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries 110 Unlock Company Profile
Hitachi 106 Unlock Company Profile
Kia 95 Unlock Company Profile
Denso 90 Unlock Company Profile
Robert Bosch Stiftung 87 Unlock Company Profile
General Motors 84 Unlock Company Profile
Bayerische Motoren Werke 75 Unlock Company Profile
Mitsubishi Electric 75 Unlock Company Profile
Dyson Holdings 70 Unlock Company Profile
Panasonic 65 Unlock Company Profile
Tata Motors 54 Unlock Company Profile
LG 50 Unlock Company Profile
WiTricity 50 Unlock Company Profile
NEC 43 Unlock Company Profile
Siemens 41 Unlock Company Profile
Mercedes-Benz Group 40 Unlock Company Profile
Toshiba 39 Unlock Company Profile
Pioneer 38 Unlock Company Profile
International Business Machines 37 Unlock Company Profile
Renault 37 Unlock Company Profile
Shell 36 Unlock Company Profile
AB Volvo 36 Unlock Company Profile
Continental 36 Unlock Company Profile
Aisin 35 Unlock Company Profile
Sony Group 33 Unlock Company Profile
Mahindra & Mahindra 31 Unlock Company Profile
Tevva Motors 27 Unlock Company Profile
Kibbutz Yizreel Holdings 2004 ACS 24 Unlock Company Profile
Positec Power Tools (Suzhou) 22 Unlock Company Profile
Accenture 22 Unlock Company Profile
Nokia 21 Unlock Company Profile
Omron 21 Unlock Company Profile
Subaru 21 Unlock Company Profile
Faurecia 20 Unlock Company Profile
AutoStore Holdings 19 Unlock Company Profile
Zhejiang Geely Holding Group 19 Unlock Company Profile
Wing Aviation 18 Unlock Company Profile
E.ON 17 Unlock Company Profile
Lyft 15 Unlock Company Profile
Emerging Automotive 15 Unlock Company Profile
SK 15 Unlock Company Profile

Source: GlobalData Patent Analytics

Toyota is a leading patent filer in the EV discharge prediction market with 456 patent applications. The company is testing out new ways to predict the lifespan of a lithium-ion battery using a machine learning model. The model can classify batteries as having a long or short life expectancy based solely on the first five charge and discharge cycles. Ford, Porsche Automobil and iRobot are among the other top patent filers in the same category.

To further understand how cloud is disrupting the automotive industry, access GlobalData’s latest thematic research report on Automotive.

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GlobalData’s Patent Analytics tracks patent filings and grants from official offices around the world. Textual analysis and official patent classifications are used to group patents into key thematic areas and link them to specific companies across the world’s largest industries.