Gartner Research

Hype Cycle for Connected Vehicles and Smart Mobility, 2018

Published: 18 July 2018

ID: G00356056

Analyst(s): Michael Ramsey , Carsten Isert


The connected vehicle ecosystem is leading to an evolution of existing business models in the automotive industry. The ability to analyze data and make better decisions will lead to new services that improve lives and make cities more livable and mobility more efficient.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Flying Autonomous Vehicles
    • Digital Personalization
    • 5G
  • At the Peak
    • Digital Security
    • In-Vehicle Advanced UX and UI
    • Mobility as a Service
    • In-Vehicle Services
    • Virtual Assistants
    • e-SIM
    • Automotive Real-Time Data Analytics
    • Blockchain
    • Smart Transportation
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Over the Air Software Updates
    • Automotive Lidar
    • Autonomous Vehicles
    • Driver Monitoring Systems
    • HD Maps
    • Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications
    • Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
    • Continuous Software Deployment
    • Electric Vehicles
    • Connected Car Platforms
    • Vehicle Sensing and Environment Model
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Mobile Device Integration Into Automobiles
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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