Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Transportation Technology categories and how they compare with one another.
Heavyweights: Categories with high average funding and high average age. These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with significant financing.
Established: Categories with low average funding and high average age. These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with less financing.
Disruptors: Categories with high average funding and low average age. These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with significant financing.
Pioneers: Categories with low average funding and low average age. These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with earlier stages of financing.
The definitions of the Transportation Technology categories represented in the above Innovation Quadrant are as follows:
Auto Clean Tech: Companies that create next-generation solutions seeking to make transportation for friendly towards the environment. Examples include technologies to increase fuel efficiency, lower emissions, and take advantage or renewable fuels.
Auto Fleet Management: Solutions for professional owners of large fleets of vehicles, enabling them to better optimize their total cost of ownership. Examples include solutions for tracking fleet locations, managing repairs and service, and fueling payment systems.
Auto Heads Up Displays (HUD): Technologies that bring “cockpit” style display technologies into the automotive realm. Examples include technologies based cell phones, mounted dashboard projectors, and windshield embedded devices.
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, for both integrated and after-market solutions.
Automotive Telematics: Companies that provide car owners with better access to specific information about their car. Examples include on-board data readers, diagnostic tools, and notifications to mobile devices for enhanced safety features (such as road-side assistance).
Autonomous & Assisted Cars: 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. Examples include automotive LiDAR, automotive RADAR, and automotive artificial intelligence computing.
Auto Wireless Networking: Companies that offer solutions that help cars communicate wirelessly with the cloud. Examples include wireless chip sets, infrastructure monitoring devices, and data analytics software.
Car Sharing: Companies that provide for the collaborative consumption of cars, enabling consumers to share the cost of auto ownership. Examples include centrally administered micro-rentals and peer-to-peer shared ride arrangement portals.
Enhanced Auto Ownership: Companies that allow for new methodologies to buy, rent, and own cars. Examples include social networks dedicated to cars and car culture, mobile apps for scheduling auto maintenance, and streamlined services to buy/sell cars.
Individualized Insurance: Companies that optimize provide new methodologies for automotive insurance. Examples include comparison websites, metered payments via telematic devices, and personalized quotes based on specific user driving habits.
Intelligent Transit Systems: Companies that enable the sharing of information between cars and infrastructure (also sometimes referred to as V2I). Examples include solutions for collision avoidance, toll booth metering, and traffic routing management.
Mapping, Location, and Route Optimization: Companies that understand where a consumer is and providing recommendations based upon that specific location. Examples include providing local maps, localized advertising, and individualized directions.
Public Transit Enhancement: Companies that aim to encourage the use of public transit options. Examples include real-time tracking of buses, loyalty programs, and simplified ticketing options.
Ride Hailing and Scheduling: Companies that enable consumers to schedule a ride either in real time or for the future. Examples include website booking portals and on-demand mobile applications.
Smart City and Mobility: Companies that provide 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.
Smart Parking Technology: Companies offering solutions that make it easier to park, usually in dense urban environments. Examples include software to manage parking space inventories, real-time inventory information, and mobile payment options.
Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) Communications: Companies which allow for direct vehicle-to-vehicle communication. Examples include technologies for collision avoidance, route optimization, and maintaining the flow of traffic.
We are currently tracking 998 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $47.6 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology landscape report and database.