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Hype Cycle for Automotive Electronics, 2018

Published: 25 July 2018

ID: G00346991

Analyst(s): Masatsune Yamaji


Today, innovation in the design of motor vehicles stems from developments in electronics. This document includes the technologies that will enable future automotive capabilities. Their Hype Cycle interpretation offers a holistic view of strategic planning.

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • The Priority Matrix
  • Off the Hype Cycle
  • On the Rise
    • Lithium-Air Batteries
    • Aluminum-Air Batteries
    • Solid-State Lithium-Ion Batteries
    • Copper Foam Batteries
    • Autonomous Driving Level 5
    • Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging
  • At the Peak
    • Hydrogen Fuel Cells
    • GaN-on-Silicon Transistors
    • Low-Latency Satellite
    • Digital Security
    • SiC Transistors
    • Solid-State 3D Flash Lidar
    • Mirrorless Cars
    • Silicon Anode Batteries
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Over the Air Software Updates
    • In-Vehicle Ethernet
    • Solid-State MEMS Scanning Lidar
    • Autonomous Driving Level 4
    • Driver Monitoring Systems
    • Digital Instrument Cluster
    • Adaptive Drive Beam
    • HD Maps
    • Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications
    • Nanomaterial Supercapacitors
    • Autonomous Driving Level 3
    • Mechanical Scanning Lidar
    • Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles
    • Sensor Fusion
    • CMOS Millimeter Wavelength Radars
  • Climbing the Slope
    • In-Vehicle Wireless Connectivity
    • 48V Mild HEV
    • High-Brightness Solid-State Headlamps
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries
    • Head-Up Displays
    • Mobile Device Integration Into Automobiles
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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