Connected Transportation Market Overview and Innovation Quadrant – Q1 2017

The following post highlights how Venture Scanner categorizes the Connected Transportation startup landscape, and presents our Innovation Quadrant showing how those categories compare to one another. The data for this post is through January 2017.

Connected Transportation Logo Map

The above sector map organizes the Connected Transportation sector into 17 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

Connected Transportation Innovation Quadrant

Our Innovation Quadrant provides a snapshot of the average funding and average age for the different Connected Transportation categories and how they compare with one another.

  • Heavyweights: These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with significant financing.
  • Established: These categories are comprised of companies that have reached maturity with less financing.
  • Disruptors: These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with significant financing.
  • Pioneers: These categories are comprised of companies that are less mature with earlier stages of financing.

The definitions of the Connected Transportation categories are as follows:

Auto Clean Tech: Companies that create next-generation solutions seeking to make transportation more friendly towards the environment. Examples include technologies to increase fuel efficiency, lower emissions, and take advantage of renewable fuels.

Auto Fleet Management: Companies that enable professional owners of large fleets of vehicles 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): Companies that bring “cockpit” style display technologies into the automotive realm. Examples include technologies based on cell phones, mounted dashboard projectors, and devices embedded into windshields.

Automotive Infotainment: Companies that provide communication and entertainment services into an automotive experience, either through the manufacturer or after-market sales. Examples include music libraries, voice activation telephony, and voice-to-text translation.

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 to 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 car culture, mobile apps for scheduling auto maintenance, and streamlined services to buy/sell cars.

Individualized Insurance: Companies that provide new methodologies for automotive insurance. Examples include comparison websites, metered payments via telematic devices, and personalized quotes based on user-specific driving habits.

Intelligent Transit Systems: Companies that enable the sharing of information between cars and infrastructure – sometimes referred to as Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (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 offer 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 transportation network companies, white label mobile applications, and website booking portals.

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, dynamic route optimization, and maintaining the flow of traffic.

We are currently tracking 1,053 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 65 countries, with a total of $51 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full 3D Printing landscape report and database.

Connected Transportation Startup Landscape Trends and Insights – Q1 2017

A presentation deck providing an overview of the Connected Transportation startup landscape, graphical trends and insights, and recent funding and exit events. Click here to see the report in SlideShare.

We are currently tracking 1,053 Connected Transportation companies in 17 categories across 65 countries, with a total of $51 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Connected Transportation landscape report and database.

Average Funding by Transportation Technology Category – Q1 2017

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Average Funding by Transportation Technology Category
The above analysis summarizes the average company funding in each Transportation Technology category. The Ride Hailing category dominates the sector with around $440M in average funding per company. The Smart City/Mobility category is the runner-up with around $132M in average funding per company.

We are currently tracking 1009 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $49 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology landscape report and database.

Transportation Technology Companies Founded by Year – Q4 2016

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The above graph summarizes the number of Transportation Technology companies founded in a certain year. 2013 ranks at the top with just over 80 companies founded. 2011 and 2012 are right behind with around 80 startups founded as well.

We are currently tracking 1,000 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $48 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology landscape report and database.

Transportation Technology Exits by Category and by Year – Q4 2016

Exit Activity by Category in Transportation Technology
Exit Activity by Category in Transportation Technology

The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in each Transportation Technology category. The Telematics category is leading the sector with 25 acquisitions and 12 IPOs.

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Exit Activity by Year in Transportation Technology
The above graph summarizes the number of exits (acquisitions and IPOs) in Transportation Technology by year. 2016 leads the sector with 21 exits, with 2015 in the second place with 19 exits.

We are currently tracking 997 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 64 countries, with a total of $47.7 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology landscape report and dataset.

Transportation Technology Category Innovation Quadrant – Q4

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Transportation Technology Category Innovation Quadrant

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.

Transportation Technology Market Overview – Q4 2016

Transportation Technology Market Overview Map

The above sector map organizes the Transportation Technology sector into 13 categories and shows a sampling of companies in each category.

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 983 Transportation Technology companies in 17 categories across 63 countries, with a total of $47.5 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full Transportation Technology landscape report and database.