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Hype Cycle for Connected Vehicles and Smart Mobility, 2017

Published: 28 July 2017

ID: G00331352

Analyst(s): Michael Ramsey , Martin Birkner


Connectivity will fundamentally change the way vehicles are designed, engineered, manufactured, sold, serviced and used. CIOs and technology leaders in automotive and transportation must understand key technologies to help reinvent their organizations, processes, platforms and partner strategies.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Modular Vehicles
    • Hyperpersonalization
    • Algorithm Marketplaces
    • 5G
    • Open Source (Focus Android)
    • Conversational User Interfaces
    • In-Vehicle Services
  • At the Peak
    • Digital Security
    • Level 3 Vehicle Autonomy
    • In-Vehicle Advanced UX and UI
    • Digital Experience Platforms
    • IoT Platform
    • Automotive Real-Time Data Analytics
    • Distributed Ledgers
    • Over the Air Software Updates
    • Cognitive Computing
    • Connected Car Platforms
    • Smart City Framework
    • Level 4 Vehicle Autonomy
    • Vehicle Sensing and Environmental Model
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Car-Sharing Services
    • Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
    • Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications
    • Electric Vehicles
    • Consumer Telematics
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Mobile Device Integration Into Automobiles
    • Cloud Computing
    • Automotive Radar
    • (Connected) ADAS
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Managed Connectivity Services for Vehicles
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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