Understanding the Connected Transportation Ecosystem

At this time, we are tracking 702 Connected Transportation companies across 17 categories, with a combined funding amount of $24.7B. These are companies that are looking to revolutionize the way people move around and interact with their transportation options. The sector includes things like connected car technologies, smart infrastructure grids, and collaborative consumption enablers.

See the breakdown in sector funding and the most updated market information at http://insights.venturescanner.com/venture-scanner-sector-maps/.

Connected Transportation Sector Map
Connected Transportation Sector Map

Ride Hailing and Scheduling: Enable consumers to schedule a ride either in real time or for the future. Usually integrated with user profile and mobile payment options and sometimes including ranking systems.

Smart City and Mobility: Next generation solutions for increasing sustainability in how transportation is conducted within cities. Examples include all electric vehicles (from full size automobiles to smaller scooters), and distributed energy systems which make it easier for these vehicles to recharge and stay mobile.

Automotive Telematics: Telematics provide car owners with better access to specific information about their car. Examples include sensor reading histories (telemetry), diagnostics, and enhanced safety features (such as road-side assistance). Includes both integrated and after-market solutions.

Auto Fleet Management: Solutions for professional owners of large fleets of vehicles, enabling them to better optimize their total cost of ownership (tracking, servicing, fueling, etc.).

Individualized Insurance: Companies that optimize insurance costs, such as comparison websites and technologies that allow for personalized quotes (such as Pay As You Drive automotive telematics).

Mapping, Location, and Route Optimization: Understanding where a consumer is and providing recommendations based upon that. Examples include providing local maps, localized advertising, and directions.

Auto Clean Tech: Next-generation solutions seeking to increase fuel efficiency, lower emissions, and/or take advantage or renewable fuels.

Car Sharing: The collaborative consumption option for cars, enabling consumers to share the cost of auto ownership. Business models range from centrally administered micro-rentals through peer-to-peer shared ride arrangements.

Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) Communications: Technologies which allow for direct vehicle-to-vehicle communication. These technologies can help with collision avoidance, route optimization, and maintaining the flow of traffic.

Intelligent Transit Systems: Intelligent Transit Systems (ITS) share information between cars and infrastructure, enabling collision avoidance, metering, and traffic management. Sometimes referred to Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V) or Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) systems.

Enhanced Auto Ownership: New methodologies to buy, rent, or insure cars. Also includes social networks dedicated to cars and car culture.

Auto Wireless Networking: These companies offer solutions that help cars communicate wirelessly with the cloud, so that interested users can monitor and/or analyze information coming from specific cars.

Automotive Infotainment: Communication and entertainment services that are integrated/streamlined into an automotive experience. Examples include music libraries, voice activation, telephony, and voice-to-text. Includes both integrated and after-market solutions.

Public Transit Enhancement: Public Transit Enhancements aim to encourage the use of public transit options. Examples include real-time tracking of buses, loyalty programs, and information.

Smart Parking Technology: Smart Parking solutions make it easier to manage parking space inventories, usually enabling consumers to find open space in-real-time or to pay for parking via mobile payment options.

Auto Heads Up Display (HUD): Technologies that bring “cockpit” style display technologies into the automotive realm.

Autonomous & Assisted Car Sensors: Companies that provide various solutions that assist a human in driving a car or work to eliminate the need for a human behind the wheel.

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