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Hype Cycle for Automotive Electronics, 2019

Published: 15 July 2019

ID: G00370004

Analyst(s): Masatsune Yamaji


Today, most innovations in the design of motor vehicles stem from developments in electronics. This document includes the technologies and innovations that will enable future automotive capabilities. This Hype Cycle interpretation offers a holistic view to aid strategic planning.

Table Of Contents


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

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