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Hype Cycle for Automotive Technologies, 2020


Most automotive design innovations are underpinned by 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.

Published: 16 July 2020

ID: G00441717

Analyst(s): Masatsune Yamaji

Table Of Contents


  • What You Need to Know
  • The Hype Cycle
  • New Technologies
  • 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
  • At the Peak
    • AI-Optimized Battery Management
    • Wireless Electric Vehicle Charging
    • Low Earth Orbit Satellite Systems
    • Hydrogen Fuel Cells
    • Autonomous Driving Level 5
    • GaN-on-Silicon Transistors
    • SiC Transistors
  • Sliding Into the Trough
    • Mono-ECU Architecture
    • Automotive Digital Security
    • Solid-State 3D Flash Lidar
    • Silicon-Dominant Anode Batteries
    • Mirrorless Cars
    • Autonomous Driving Level 4
    • In-Vehicle Ethernet
    • Solid-State MEMS Scanning Lidar
    • Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
    • Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communications
    • Driver Monitoring Systems
    • Nanomaterial Supercapacitors
    • Augmented Reality
    • Over-the-Air Software Updates
    • HD Maps
  • Climbing the Slope
    • Mechanical Scanning Lidar
    • Sensor Fusion
    • Autonomous Driving Level 3
    • Digital Instrument Cluster
    • In-Vehicle Wireless Connectivity
    • CMOS Millimeter Wavelength Radars
    • Adaptive Driving Beam
  • Entering the Plateau
    • Head-Up Displays
    • High-Brightness Solid-State Headlamps
  • Appendixes
    • Hype Cycle Phases, Benefit Ratings and Maturity Levels

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