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Beyond cars, autonomous vehicles expand to include retail locations and more
Implications - Moving beyond cars, automotive and technology companies are developing more ambitious concepts when it comes to the possibilities of autonomous vehicles. Rolling out iterations of autonomous retail locations and more, this shift in focus shines a light on just how deeply integrated autonomous vehicles will be when it comes to the future of mobility. [More]
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44,784 Total Clicks
Jan 18 - Feb 18
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Taxi services revamp features in response to an influx of competitors
Implications - It is indisputable that the traditional taxi has been edged out by more convenient counterparts in recent years, and these services are having to revamp what they offer in response to this ever-increasing competition. This shift involves everything from technological changes to eco-friendly innovations, offering consumers the increasingly detailed purchase incentives they now seem to prioritize. [More]
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61,348 Total Clicks
Apr 17 - Jan 18
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Brands employ tech to reduce instances of distracted driving
Implications - Using smartphones and other forms of tech within cars to avoid distracted driving seems counter intuitive, however that's exactly what brands are now offering. These innovations focus on driver safety, channeled through the very technologies that once detracted from it. This shift is evidence of the fact that marketing alone can be ineffective in the process of re-positioning certain products and services, and must be supported by enhanced processes in order to gain and maintain consumers' trust. [More]
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52,647 Total Clicks
Jul 16 - Jan 18
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TechAutos
Brands offer connected fleets that give them information directly from the road
Implications - Driving services are increasingly inserting smart technology into their fleets in order to better understand the various conditions and environments in which their services function. This shift allows businesses to collect more informed data on their practices, while also opening up new research avenues that can affect everything from urban planning to vehicle development – working to benefit both the micro and macro aspects of living in densely populated areas. [More]
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30,715 Total Clicks
Dec 17 - Jan 18
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TechAutos
The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
Preventative car care takes the place of reactive repairs
Implications - Preventative car care is being channeled through service points and online, alerting vehicle owners of potential repair needs and giving them the opportunity to pursue proactive correction rather than emergency treatment. This shift comes as the reliance on vehicles grows, with consumers not having the time or resources to go about their day-to-day without personal transportation. [More]
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51,287 Total Clicks
May 16 - Jan 18
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TechBusinessAutos
Subscription services simplify car maintenance and access
Implications - Subscription services related to car maintenance, renting or updates are offering a more accessible method of automotive care. This shift serves consumers seeking accessibility and efficiency in their automotive purchase decisions, and provides more incentive for those looking to avoid the long-term costs or commitments associated with owning a vehicle. [More]
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47,472 Total Clicks
Sep 16 - Jan 18
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BusinessAutos
Hyperloop technologies are closer to development than ever before
Implications - With hyperloop technologies being constantly under development, people in urban environments will soon be seeing these high-speed forms of transit in their daily lives. With urban centers booming in population and development, these forms of transportation will work to accommodate the ease of access to transport that corporate travelers require. [More]
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238,340 Total Clicks
Jul 12 - Nov 17
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Trend Hunter Services
Delivery vehicles incorporate electric and autonomous features
Implications - The inclusion of autonomous and electric features into vehicles used for delivery purposes is on the rise. This shift serves multiple benefits -- positioning brands that employ these technologies as "ahead of the curve", streamlining costs, and enhancing the functionality of delivery services to best serve consumers. [More]
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129,983 Total Clicks
Aug 17 - Nov 17
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Fashion brands leverage the cultural and aesthetic appeal of carmakers
Implications - The automotive and fashion industries have always been closely connected through a shared reliance on elegant design. Fashion and auto brands have thus made the connection official, with clothing, accessories, and even furnishing that is directly inspired by various auto brands' styles. This convergence shows the importance of brands' willingness to consider consumer interests outside of their own narrow industries when ideating new products. [More]
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May 17 - Nov 17
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Art & DesignFashionDesignAutos
Car accessories allow for complete customization of the driving experience
Implications - As cars are increasingly seen investment pieces rather than necessities, trend-setting consumers are seeking to ensure their cars fit their lifestyle and personal branding as much as their next generation cell phone does. Accessories in particular are a cost-effective way for consumers to personalize the interiors of their vehicles, creating an environment that is both comfortable to inhabit, while also feeling luxurious and aspirational. [More]
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96,738 Total Clicks
Sep 16 - Nov 17
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