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Urban planning and scooter designs adopt to professional consumers' needs
Implications - With the rise of electric scooters used in North America, particularly in cities, brands and governments are prioritizing scooter and city designs that cater to the professional consumers who use them. These designs, whether they include dispersed charging stations or enhanced portability in the scooters themselves, are able to enhance the efficiency that urban professionals crave in their eco-friendly commutes. [More]
SCORE 7.6
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77,280 Total Clicks
Sep 17 - Jul 18
This Month and Warm
Art & DesignAutosEco
Aftermarket products enable voice-assistant integration in vehicles
Implications - The integration of voice-assistance is expanding outside the home and into the vehicles of consumers. The use of such products enables drivers to stay focused on the road while utilizing their voice assistant for tasks that would previously require drivers to take their eyes off the road, such as for programming in directions. The rise of voice-assistance add-on products paves the way for tech-integration within vehicles that increase driver safety. [More]
SCORE 6.6
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30,239 Total Clicks
Oct 17 - Jun 18
This Quarter and Mild
TechAutos
Automotive subscriptions make luxury cars more accessible to consumers
Implications - Car subscriptions offer consumers a new alternative to buying or leasing a car, appealing to consumers who are looking for more flexibility and convenience than traditional ownership entails. This evolution in ownership speaks to the rise of accessibility, particularly for luxury vehicles, that consumers might otherwise not have the ability to afford or necessity to own, especially those in metropolitan areas. [More]
SCORE 6.5
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60,602 Total Clicks
Oct 17 - Jun 18
This Quarter and Warm
AutosLuxury
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]
SCORE 6.1
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48,304 Total Clicks
Jan 18 - Feb 18
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TechAutos
The 6 Patterns of Opportunity & Top 18 Megatrends
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]
SCORE 5.7
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65,550 Total Clicks
Apr 17 - Jan 18
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TechBusinessAutos
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]
SCORE 6.1
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55,882 Total Clicks
Jul 16 - Jan 18
This Year and Warm
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]
SCORE 5.2
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34,039 Total Clicks
Dec 17 - Jan 18
This Year and Mild
TechAutos
Trend Hunter Services
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]
SCORE 4.7
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53,174 Total Clicks
May 16 - Jan 18
This Year and Mild
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]
SCORE 6.2
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49,481 Total Clicks
Sep 16 - Jan 18
This Year and Warm
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]
SCORE 6.5
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240,805 Total Clicks
Jul 12 - Nov 17
This Year and Warm
TechAutos